Acaricide (pyrethroid) resistance in Varroa destructor
Stephen J Martin
67 to 69
The infamous varroa mite has become one of the most serious pests of European honey bees, causing a worldwide loss of millions of colonies. As the eradication of the mite is impossible, beekeepers have had to rely heavily on a small number of acaricides as their main line of defence against the mite. However, the appearance and rapid spread of mites resistant to some of the most commonly used acaricides is causing a new wave of problems for beekeepers.