Comparative Resistance of Russian and Italian Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) to Small Hive Beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

  title={Comparative Resistance of Russian and Italian Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) to Small Hive Beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)},
  author={Amanda M. Frake and Lilia I de Guzman and Thomas E. Rinderer},
  booktitle={Journal of economic entomology},
ABSTRACT To compare resistance to small hive beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) between Russian and commercial Italian honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae), the numbers of invading beetles, their population levels through time and small hive beetle reproduction inside the colonies were monitored. We found that the genotype of queens introduced into nucleus colonies had no immediate effect on small hive beetle invasion. However, the influence of honey bee stock on small hive beetle invasion was… 
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