Part of this success comes from better management of a principal cause of these losses -- the Varroa
Contract awarded for Medicinal Varroa
Parasite Control In Colmenares
Qadamani said a significant cause of the decline in the honey bee population is the Varroa
Curiously, your letter does not mention important factors affecting bee health such as the varroa
mite, diseases and bee habitats.
The first downturn came in the late 1980s when the parasitic varroa
mite showed up in North America.
HIVE ALIVE (8pm BBC2) THERE have been various theories put forward about what''s killing the honey bees: pesticides, the varroa
mite But I've never once heard anyone suggest that it might be because we're eating all their honey: the honey they've flogged their little guts out making to stop the colony from starving to death over the winter.
Australia's bees don't yet have a problem with CCD or other major threats, such as the Varroa
destructor, a parasitic mite that has killed honey bees in every country except Australia.
Yearly fluctuations in the rate of losses like these only demonstrate how complicated the whole issue of honey bee health has become, with factors such as viruses and other pathogens, parasites like varroa
mites, problems of nutrition from lack of diversity in pollen sources, and even sublethal effects of pesticides combining to weaken and kill bee colonies.
Despite being helped by the mild weather this winter, honeybees still face a number of threats such as the parasitic mite Varroa
and honeybee viruses that are associated with it, the BBKA said.
Suspicion has ranged from the varroa
mite, a parasite that has infested U.
The sector is recovering from an all-time low in 2006, when the honeybee population was almost wiped out by the ferocious Varroa
Scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, said the microchips could help tackle so-called colony collapse disorder, a situation where bees mysteriously disappear from hives, and the encroachment of the parasitic varroa
mite, Tehran Times reported.