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What mite is this?


#1

Could anyone tell me what this mite is? I’ve recently started beekeeping again & have a hive with a nucleus doing well and another with a swarm.
I’m using a varroa floor for the first time & left the board in for a few weeks on both hives. There was quite a lot of detritus, especially in the nucleus hive. Both had a lot of mites. I have a microscope, so caught a picture as one scuttled past - 300 x magnification.


#2

Pollen mite, most likely. :blush:


#3

Agree with Dawn
Pollen mite.
I love these guys, they clean out the pollen from my super frames


#4

Brilliant. Thanks both.