My short answer is that, yes, there may be some bees that are more susceptible, but I think almost any hives would succumb if the varroa load was bad.Hi Allen I have to say I really enjoy reading your responses I have a question I'd like to ask regarding deformed wing virus. This is my second year beekeeping last year I had a package of bees from New Zealand that had a very high mite load that I didn't catch until I spotted Bees walking missing their entire back end and Bees with deformed wings. They had drawn out and filled both deep boxes. I started treating with apivar and oav and they barely made it through the winter. Maybe the size a baseball. So I put them in a nuc and treated with oav and I gave them a frame of brood from my other colony. I treated again 7 days later and I am sure or I think I'm sure this nuc has no mites but I have seen a few Bees walk out with deformed wings already. My question to you now, is DWV have anything to do with the Queen somehow rather then mites??
In this case, I suspect the hive needs more than just one or two treatments.