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Honey Bee Parasites

Varroa damaged worker bee

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Individual developing bees, if only infested with one to two mites (and offspring), usually emerge without visible damage and are normal in appearance. They may however, suffer from malnutrition, blood loss or disease. Individuals that are heavily infested with more than five mites usually become visibly crippled or die in their cells without emerging.