Posts By: Chris Kulhanek

Know your honey bee colonies: non-destructive testing for varroa mites

https://beeinformed.org/2015/03/20/know-your-honey-bee-colonies-non-destructive-testing-for-varroa-mites/

Varroa mites (Varroa destructor) were accidentally introduced into the U.S. in 1987 and rapidly became a destructive pest of honeybees. Not only do varroa mites suck the blood (haemolymph) of the bees, they transmit disease through this feeding and generally weaken colonies (Rosenkranz et al. 2010). ¬†Low infestations of varroa mites left without mitigation can…

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