I am wondering If someone can break down what I am looking at on the bottom board. ar20180722_153826|374x500in this board. Thanks so much.
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vorroa treated on Friday 20th
Mostly chewed up wax cappings. Photo is not high rez/close enough to spot varroa. I will try to post a close up of varroa in the next couple of days - we are about to vape, and tons usually drop.
I was able to zoom the pic and only saw chewed up wax cappings, nothing there to worry about, actually I would be more worried if it wasn’t there.
totally normal- and in fact not much to see. There is always something on there- it’s a good idea to take it out and clean it every so often. Sometimes you might see evidence of wax moth larvae and webs there. Even that is not much of a worry if the colony is strong.
Thank you all for replying
what you could do is take a photo much closer showing say an area the size of your palm, and post that so we can take a closer look. I would suggest trying to ensure that the photo includes some of the darker material.
Hey Dan, if you left click on the pic then click on the new pic it will give a close up and you can drag the view of the photo about. Maybe a trick you are not aware of.
I think that is wax moth poo. But I agree, closer would help a lot.
I really hate to be picky, but I am sorry, the focus is difficult for me. I still stick with mostly wax cappings. Definitely a little bit of wax moth poo (but that is normal). I can see at least one Varroa mite, but the focus/graininess makes it difficult to be sure about others. Some plant parts and perhaps some smoker debris (small black fibers). Generally looks like normal hive trash.
thanks. I appreciate it