Varroa Mites

A great illustration showing how Varroa Mites work their damage within the honey bee colonies.  The mites feed on the hemolymph or fluids of the honey bee larva and reproduce within the brood nest.  Colonies that are Varroa Sensitive are able to detect those cells with varroa mites and remove them.  These are some of the genetics we are breeding for in our own  Colorado queen honey bee breeding program.