Tag Archives: Varroa destructor

Image of the Week: Varroa Parasitic Mite

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
This week’s image is of the little mite that might cause the end of food production as we know it. The varroa parasitic mite attacks the honey bee populations needed to pollinate a range…

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Feature: Protecting the pollinators part 2 – bees and disease

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
? Insect pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees and hoverflies, are in decline. The £10 million Insect Pollinators Initiative aims to find out why. In the second of two articles, Chrissie Giles looks at four of…

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Feature: Protecting the pollinators part 1 – bees and ecology

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
Insect pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees and hoverflies, are in decline. The £10 million Insect Pollinators Initiative was launched to find out why. In the first of two articles, Chrissie Giles speaks to the head…

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Honeybees and Varroa mites

I’m grateful to my fellow blogger narhvalur for pointing out this article about how the honey bee (Apis mellifera) seems to fight back against the Varroa mite (Varroa destructor). V. destructor lives down to its scary name. It’s associated with … Continue reading

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