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honey bee with varroa mite

honey bee with varroa mite

The Varroa destructor mite a pernicious pest of managed honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies across North America. Surveys of beekeepers in the United States highlight a wide variety of combinations of methods used to manage Varroa infestations but indicate a lack of any perceived “silver bullet” option for controlling them. (Photo credit: Stephen Ausmus, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org)

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