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Finally! A disease that can’t be mistaken for half a dozen other diseases! The name is fairly self explanatory.
According to the Texas Apiary Inspection Service, symptoms include “twisted, shriveled wings, bloated abdomens, decreased body size, and discoloration”.
Like Parasitic Mite Syndrome, Deformed wing virus is brought in by Varroa. Yet another reason to keep that Varroa population under control.