Behavioral modulation of the coexistence between Apis melifera and Varroa destructor: A defense against colony colapse disorder?

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Colony Collapse Disorder has become a global problem for beekeepers and for the crops which depend on bee polination. Multiple factors are known to increase the risk of colony colapse, and the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor that parasitizes honey bees is among the main threats to colony health. Although this mite is unlikely to, by itself, cause the… (More)

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