Mite help for all … Mites (Varroa Destructor) prefer to lay eggs in Drone cells. You can identify drone cells because they are larger than cells for honey storage and worker-bee eggs. Capped drone cells are “bullet” shaped but the cell itself is larger. One of the mite control systems is to add a special foundation imprinted with larger “drone” cells. Mite females will favor this “drone” foundation with eggs. The beekeeper can then remove this drone foundation before the bees(drones) hatch out. This foundation is frozen for a couple of days to kill everything and returned to the hive for re-use as a “mite magnet”.