Biology and control of Varroa destructor.

@article{Rosenkranz2010BiologyAC,
  title={Biology and control of Varroa destructor.},
  author={Peter Rosenkranz and Pia Aumeier and Bettina Ziegelmann},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={103 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S96-119
        }
}
The ectoparasitic honey bee mite Varroa destructor was originally confined to the Eastern honey bee Apis cerana. After a shift to the new host Apis mellifera during the first half of the last century, the parasite dispersed world wide and is currently considered the major threat for apiculture. The damage caused by Varroosis is thought to be a crucial driver for the periodical colony losses in Europe and the USA and regular Varroa treatments are essential in these countries. Therefore, Varroa… CONTINUE READING
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