Field Assays for Hygienic Behavior in Honey Bees ( Hymenoptera : Apidae ) MARLA SPIVAKANDDANIELLE

@inproceedings{DOWNEyl2013FieldAF,
  title={Field Assays for Hygienic Behavior in Honey Bees ( Hymenoptera : Apidae ) MARLA SPIVAKANDDANIELLE},
  author={LAURA DOWNEyl},
  year={2013}
}
  • LAURA DOWNEyl
  • Published 2013
J. Econ. Entomol. 91(1): 64-70 (1998) ABSTRACT Honey bee, Apis mellifera L., hygienic behavior is a mechanism of disease resistance and a mode of defense against the parasitic mite Vm-roajacobsoni Oudemans. Hygienic bees uncap and remove diseased and parasitized brood from the nest. The propagation of colonies that demonstrate resistance to chalkbrood and American foulbrood and that remove pupae infested by Varroa mites is becoming increasingly important in apiculture. This study evaluates 2… CONTINUE READING
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