Sure, whatever you say, Mike!

In our quest to find the dreaded Varroa destructor we uncapped a bunch of drone brood.  This was all part of the field learning section of a beginning bee keeping course through Royal Roads University.  Due to the longer time that drones spend as larvae, they are more susceptible to being breeding chambers for robust Varroa.

Yes, it was very helpful to have the instructor clearly identify drone brood but, I think several of us were a little on the grossed out side when Mike agreed that the brood does taste nutty!  Great source of protein!

 Seems like a “Bee keeper in action” shot for the annual CRBA bee club photo contest. 🙂