Bee Health:

Varroa Mites

The Cold Hard Facts About Overwintering

University and government scientists, beekeepers and other bee experts attribute this year's possible higher bee losses to an increased presence of the Varroa mite. The Varroa mite is a parasite that feeds on the blood of honey bees and reproduces on the developing bee brood. Ultimately Varroa mites infest hives and can devastate a wintering honey bee colony.

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