Winter losses of honeybee colonies (Hymenoptera: Apidae): the role of infestations with Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) and Varroa destructor (Parasitiformes: Varroidae).

@article{Schfer2010WinterLO,
  title={Winter losses of honeybee colonies (Hymenoptera: Apidae): the role of infestations with Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) and Varroa destructor (Parasitiformes: Varroidae).},
  author={Marc Oliver Sch{\"a}fer and Wolfgang Ritter and Jeff S. Pettis and Peter Neumann},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2010},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={10-6}
}
Multiple infections of managed honeybee, Apis mellifera, colonies are inevitable due to the ubiquitous ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor and might be an underlying cause of winter losses. Here we investigated the role of adult small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, alone and in combination with V. destructor for winter losses and for infections with the… CONTINUE READING