Varroa mite (Varroa destructor)

Varroa mite (Varroa destructor)

Observation - Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) - UK and Ireland. Description: A mite found at the bottom of the hive. This one has died and fallen off it's host. In small numbers they have little effect on the host colony but a major infestation can seriously weaken the colony.

A mite found at the bottom of the hive. This one has died and fallen off it's host. In small numbers they have little effect on the host colony but a major infestation can seriously weaken the colony.