Updated: Feb 12, 2021

Varroa/Parasitic Mite Syndrome

Varroa is one of the biggest problems in today’s beekeeping industry; proper understanding of them and the ability to identify the symptoms can help us effectively fight them.


  • Spotty Brood (can also be from a poor queen)

  • Deformed wings

  • Frequent spotting of mites on top of bees and in brood

How it Spreads

  • Robbing

  • Foraging

  • Drifting