Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) Parasitism and Climate Differentially Influence the Prevalence, Levels, and Overt Infections of Deformed Wing Virus in Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

@inproceedings{AnguianoBaez2016VarroaD,
  title={Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) Parasitism and Climate Differentially Influence the Prevalence, Levels, and Overt Infections of Deformed Wing Virus in Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)},
  author={Ricardo Anguiano-Baez and Ernesto Guzman-Novoa and Mollah Md. Hamiduzzaman and Laura G. Espinosa-Monta{\~n}o and Adriana Correa-Ben{\'i}tez},
  booktitle={Journal of insect science},
  year={2016}
}
The prevalence and loads of deformed wing virus (DWV) between honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies from a tropical and a temperate environment were compared. The interaction between these environments and the mite Varroa destructor in relation to DWV prevalence, levels, and overt infections, was also analyzed. V. destructor rates were determined, and samples of mites, adult bees, brood parasitized with varroa mites and brood not infested by mites were analyzed. DWV was detected in 100% of the… CONTINUE READING