POPULATION ECOLOGY Variable Population Growth of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in Colonies of Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) During a 10-Year Period

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We measured signiÞcant variation in the instantaneous growth rates for varroa mites, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) from 1993 to 2002 in Baton Rouge, LA. Mite population growth was monitored in colonies of honey bees, Apis mellifera L., with queens from miscellaneous U.S. sources that had not been selectively bred for varroa resistance.Mite… (More)

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@inproceedings{Harris2003POPULATIONEV, title={POPULATION ECOLOGY Variable Population Growth of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in Colonies of Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) During a 10-Year Period}, author={J. W. Harris and Johannes Harbo and J. D. Villa and Robert G. Danka}, year={2003} }