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honey bee with Varroa mites

honey bee with Varroa mites

In the search for new avenues to protect honey bees (Apis mellifera) from Varroa mites, researchers have identified breeds of A. mellifera that show signs of “social apoptosis,” a defense mechanism common in Asian bees that are resistant to Varroa infestation. Here, a honey bee (not part of the research summarized here) carries two Varroa destructor mites, one feeding on the side of its abdomen and one hitching a ride on the top of its abdomen. (Public domain photo via USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab on Flickr)

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  1. Si gustan y quieren ver qué no solo la abeja asiática muerde al ácaro v detructor.
    Puedo ofrecer como lo hacen la appis melifera scuttelata. Abeja africanizadas en puerto Rico.
    Fui estudiante de su curso de máster beekeeper.

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