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varroa destructor mites

While the Varroa destructor mite is not a highly mobile insect, it takes advantage of the behaviors of honey bees in managed beekeeping settings to spread. In particular, colonies in close proximity to each other and less swarming allow mite populations to grow, according to new research. (Photo credit: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org)

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