IMG_2767

IMG_2767

Observation - IMG_2767. Description: Just an illustration of the parasitic burden on bees. I counted almost a dozen mites on this one, some head down in the joints between it's exoskeleton while others were on it's head or clinging to the knee joints. I think some mites got off to wait for t

Just an illustration of the parasitic burden on bees. I counted almost a dozen mites on this one, some head down in the joints between it's exoskeleton while others were on it's head or clinging to the knee joints. I think some mites got off to wait for the next bee to visit the flower.