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Originally posted by Lostinthedarkness
reply to post by Spike360
That bug you described does not sound like a standard parasite of bees trachea are in side and verge on being microscopic varroa mites are small but visible . By my screen set up a period of a sentence is just a little smaller than a varroa mite . ( . ) This sounds like a opportunistic bug attacking a bees.
Our hives we have trouble with small ants. They will attack and kill the bees and eat them if they get a chance so will praying mantis. Ants will hollow out the bee leaving only the hard out side empty shell . Bees will literally work them selves to death when they cant fly any more they crawl around and are prey to any carnivorous insect or creature out there .
I cant identify by the description hope this helps .