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- DeGrandi-Hoffman, Gloria; Ahumada, Fabiana; Zazueta, Victor; Chambers, Mona; Hidalgo, Geoffrey; deJong, Emily Watkins
- Experimental & applied acarology 2016 v.69 no.1 pp. 21-34
- Apoidea; Varroa destructor; acarology; adults; apiaries; brood cells; honey bee colonies; honey bees; mites; models; pests; population growth; prediction; reproduction; summer
- ... Varroa mites are a serious pest of honey bees and the leading cause of colony losses. Varroa have relatively low reproductive rates, so populations should not increase rapidly, but often they do. Other factors might contribute to the growth of varroa populations including mite migration into colonies on foragers from other hives. We measured the proportion of foragers carrying mites on their bodie ...
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