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Getting Rid Of Mites

Breeding Varroa-resistant honey bees

The Varroa mite is public enemy number one for bees. However, some Western honey bee colonies are starting to fight the parasites themselves. A European-American network of researchers and volunteers intends to reinforce this behavior via breeding, thereby creating Varroa-resistant bee colonies.


Breeding Varroa-resistant honey bees

AT A GLANCE

// The Varroa mite is the key threat to the Western honey bee.

// However, some bee colonies developed the capability to remove the parasite from their hive.

// The Arista Bee Research Foundation hopes to strengthen and establish this behavior through breeding.




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Getting Rid Of Mites Breeding Varroa-resistant honey bees
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