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Re: Almost Dead Hive
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2021, 02:31:35 pm »
Member:  I have found very similar looking slides on bees that I checked after a varroa check.  I also don't know what all of the little circles are.  I saw some pollen in your first image, and maybe one of the "fried egg" things that Randy Oliver talks about in the second image.  Question:  what did you use to take your pictures?  My cell phone pics are not easy or great.  I have taken some with a webcam and looked at them on my computer.  Nothing I have seen are oblong, therefore I don't think they are nosema.
I just put my point-and-shoot Canon up to the eyepiece.  Then I can use the camera zoom if I need to, and the focus is usually pretty good.  I agree, the auto-focus on a phone camera doesn't work well with a microscope (or telescope) for some reason. 
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