I inspected my hive today in an attempt to do a sugar roll test for varroa
On opening the hive I found this larvae sitting on the top of the frames… I hope it is a drone larvae the girls wanted to reject for winter? Could it be that? I see a few drone cells on the brood frames ! I really hope it’s nothing worse than that…EFB? But it should be smelly in the hive right?
As for the sugar roll, I found it really hard to ‘scoop’ up the bees! I tried but I don’t think there were 100, but prob 50 got into the jar- rookie! You tubers make it look easy!
No mites when I shook out the sugar. But I think I found one on the slide in tray on the bottom board at the end when I took it out. (Before opening the hive I took it out and cleared it off, so it was a new arrival) here is the photo see if you can spot it if you zoom in. Can’t see legs but I’m sure it’s the body shape
Please help with my ID skills