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Varroa Mite? - Varroa destructor

Varroa Mite? - Varroa destructor
Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
October 28, 2012
Please confirm whether or not this is a varroa mite. I found several of these dead on the plastic tray I removed from my screened bottom board of my honey bee hive. There were no live ones. Thank you in advance.

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Moved from Varroa.

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Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Varroa
I'm sorry to say that yes, this is Varroa. I hope that your hives aren't too badly infested.

Best wishes,
Heather

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Moved from ID Request.

It looks virtually identical to those pictured here.

Wait for expert confirmation, though.

 
Thank you for your help..
..I'm suspecting it is varroa. I'll wait for other comments as you suggested.

 
i'm pretty sure this is it

 
Thank you v belov..
..this is my first year with honey bees and I have so much to learn. The IDs from you experts are a great help!

 
you are most welcome.
sorry about the bad news, tho. the bug looks cute but it's not what you want to see in your hives.

 
Yeah, so far I've found wax m
Yeah, so far I've found wax moths, hive beetles, now varroa. Kind of discouraging in my first year. But at least it helps to know what I'm dealing with.

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