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A reddish-brown, oval mite (Varroa destructor) that parasitizes honeybees and can cause the death of colonies.

[New Latin Varroa, genus name, after Marcus Terentius Varro.]


(Animals) any parasitic mite of the genus Varroa that causes disease in honeybees
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The bees are in trouble for a myriad of reasons: loss of habitat, agrichemicals, climate change, bacterial diseases, fungi, and parasites like the armor-piercing, blood-sucking varroa mite, their single greatest threat.
Overall, eucalyptus oil at 5ml dose rate gave best result and can be recommended to manage the varroa mite in apiculture.
Among these, the Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) has been shown to have a critical effect on honeybee populations, both by its direct parasitic effects and through the transmission of pathogenic viruses such as deformed wing virus (2).
A third (31%) feared the loss of forage from agricultural development, 28% were worried about varroa mite pests, 28% were concerns about the invasive Asian hornet, which preys on honey bees, and 28% were anxious about climate change.
Some pests are harder to keep under control even with good integrated pest management, including varroa mite treatment.
The varroa mite is currently believed to be the single most destructive parasite of our honeybees, producing the greatest detrimental economic impact on the beekeeping industry, and thus on some of the industrially raised crops mentioned above.
The Varroa mite, Varroa destructor, is considered public enemy number one to honey bees nationwide.
This antiparasitic medicine treats the Varroa mite infestation in honey-bee colonies, which is considered to be the most significant parasitic health concern affecting honey bees worldwide.
Scientists think if they still exist, the Irish honey bees' gene pool may be used to combat the Varroa mite.
These results suggest that enhanced metabolism by esterase was not a major factor of resistance in varroa mite populations of northern Florida.
5 per cent of colonies were lost due to poor weather, diseases and parasites, such as the varroa mite.
The recent introduction of a new haplotype K of the Varroa mite in Brazil may be related to increased reproductive capacity of this parasite, as this haplotype is found in regions with records of great damage caused by varroasis (Carneiro et al.