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honey bee with varroa mite

honey bee with varroa mite

The European honey bee (Apis mellifera), shown above with a Varroa destructor mite on its thorax, can be bred, or “selected,” for mite resistance, such as in the Russian honey bee stock. However, a new study shows the Russian honey bee may still be vulnerable in areas with significant Varroa mite presence.. (Photo credit: Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, Ph.D.)

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