Caste, Sex and Strain of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) Affect Infestation with Tracheal Mites (Acarapis woodi)*

  title={Caste, Sex and Strain of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) Affect Infestation with Tracheal Mites (Acarapis woodi)*},
  author={Jos{\'e} D. Villa and Robert G. Danka},
  journal={Experimental & Applied Acarology},
Worker honey bees from genetic strains selected for being resistant (R) or susceptible (S) to tracheal mites typically show large differences in infestation in field colonies and in bioassays that involve controlled exposure to infested bees. We used bioassays exposing newly emerged individuals to infested workers to compare the propensity for tracheal mites to infest queens, drones and workers from R and S colonies. In tests with queens, newly emerged R and S queens were either simultaneously… CONTINUE READING

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