It looks like there is no need to build little robots to delouse the bees*
Provided Chelifer cancroides also known as pseudo or book scorpions gets a place with cracks and crevices and a little protection they can form a symbiosis in the hive.
They need protection from the propolis bees that want to fill up there homes in the hive and chemicals that kill mites and other arachnids like our little helpers.
This has been talked about for some time in beekeeping circles . At the moment there seems to be no commercial application ( has bayer nought it off ? ) but Phil Chandler over on Biobees has been suggesting sumps at the bottom of hives to provide habitat .
Me I just never clean up after the little darlings can you imagine mess with 46000 immature females in one room and as for the young men ! It does not bare thinking about .
Living in Anjou , France,
For the many not for the few
While I have found them in hives before it isn't with any regularity, even when they are very common at the location. Perhaps there are certain species more likely to end up in hives and that has me wondering if some of the exotic species (to me) are found with more regularity than what I see here. Then again perhaps it is just because we don't have varroa here... Yet.