Assessing hygienic behavior of Apis mellifera unicolor (Hymenoptera: Apidae), the endemic honey bee from Madagascar.

@article{Rasolofoarivao2015AssessingHB,
  title={Assessing hygienic behavior of Apis mellifera unicolor (Hymenoptera: Apidae), the endemic honey bee from Madagascar.},
  author={Henriette Rasolofoarivao and Helene Delatte and Lala H Raveloson Ravaomanarivo and Bernard Reynaud and Johanna Cl{\'e}mencet},
  journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR},
  year={2015},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={5879-89}
}
Hygienic behavior (HB) is one of the natural mechanisms of honey bee for limiting the spread of brood diseases and Varroa destructor parasitic mite. Objective of our study was to measure HB of Apis mellifera unicolor colonies (N = 403) from three geographic regions (one infested and two free of V. destructor) in Madagascar. The pin-killing method was used… CONTINUE READING