Varroa Destructor

BeesInfo.com   November 25, 2016

It is an external parasite that attacks the bee species Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. The disease caused by mites called varroa. Varroa destructor can only be played in a bee colony. It adheres to the body of the bee and weakens sucking hemolymph. In this process, RNA viruses such as deformed wing virus (DWV) propagates between bees.

A significant mite infestation will lead to the death of a hive if the beekeeper does not remedy some kind of treatment, usually in late fall through early spring.The Varroa mite is the parasite with the economic impact more pronounced in the beekeeping sector. It is a factor contributing to colony collapse disorder, since research conducted in recent years point to a number of triggers for the disappearance of bees, including the varroa.  The adult mite is reddish brown, is shaped flat button is 1-1.8 mm long and 1.5-2 mm wide, and has eight legs.
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