Actually, terrible news.
In fact, I am extremely worried and pessimistic about my colony’s survival. I saw today bees with deformed wings, i.e. they are infected with the (overt form of) Deformed Wing Virus. I am at a loss and don’t know what to do.
A flightless bee cannot fulfill its destiny; cannot complete its final task of providing the colony with the food needed to survive the winter.
I need to read up now, because I don’t know what I can do, if I can do anything – if there is hope, if they survive winter.
Note: looking at these photo, I am worried that there are signs of yet another virus, Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus. I am not sure, I just have to monitor more frequently now.