Varroa jacobsoni in Costa Rica: detection, spread and treatment with formic acid

publication date: Jan 20, 2010
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Bee World Vol.79 (1) 1998 pp.5-10
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Article TitleVarroa jacobsoni in Costa Rica: detection, spread and treatment with formic acid
Author(s)

Johan Van Veen; Rafael A Calderon Fallas; Ana Cubero Murillo And H G Arce Arce

Abstract

On 26 September 1997, Varroa jacobsoni was detected in samples of brood and adult bees of three colonies from the Los Santos region of Costa Rica. Since no acaricides are registered for veterinary use in Costa Rica, the National University's Centre for Research on Tropical Bees (CINAT) and the Ministry of Agriculture are trying to fight the mite with formic acid

KeywordsVarroa jacobsoni, Costa Rica, National University's Centre for Research on Tropical Bees (CINAT), fomic acid
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