Like ghosts, a few drones such as this one limped eerily through our hive last week. It’s a hive hosted at City of Albuquerque Open Space near the Rio Grande and we suspect deformed wing virus transmitted by varroa but aren’t quite sure.
- Yes, there’s a deformed wing.
- Yes, we saw a few varroa on drones in the hives.
- But I can’t find a description in our bee books of the “whitening” of live bees.