Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Bee Infestation

Many thanks to Les Humphreys for sending these pictures of bees on his early-flowering heather, taken towards the end of March.

He asks if anyone can identify the infestation on the bees. He saw them on several bees.

1 comment:

  1. Bee mites

    They feed on detritus in Bee nests - hitching a ride on the bee to get to the nest. Probably iritates the bee (who wants to give someone a free ride these days?), but don't do any harm to the bee

    Link to a site on bumble mites here: