Bee pictured

Bee Care Photos

Blooming strips

Blooming strips promote the need for foraging habitat for bees and other insects.


Beehives at the Bayer Bee Care Apiary in Monheim are managed by beekeepers who are member of the Bee Care Team.


Varroa mite attached to adult bee showing symptoms of deformed wing virus (DWV)


Varroa mites at various development stages in a bee colony brood comb

Mite Migration

The Varroa mite originated in Asia, but has since spread towards the west and now threatens the Western honey bee almost all over the planet. Only Australia has managed to keep...

Body structure:

idiosoma (main body region) and gnathosoma (mouth and feeding parts). The mite has four pairs of legs and piercing and sucking mouthparts.

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