I found a bumble earlier that couldn’t fly as it was heavily infested with mites. I read that someone had removed these with a toothpick with some honey on it (to stick to the mites). I did this and successfully removed them all. It took nearly two hours as there were around 60-70. However I am worried that bumble is now covered in honey, so gently brushed with a wet cotton bud.
The bumble has since buzzed its wings so I know they aren’t stuck, but it still seems really tired and hasn’t went all fluffy again? It seems to look wet and I’m not sure whether it will clean itself or what I should do.
I have popped it in a box with holed lid and have put in some tissue, flowers and sugary water.