A clinical case of honey bee intoxication after using coumaphos strips against Varroa destructor

publication date: Feb 1, 2012
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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 51 (1) pp. 142 - 143
DOI
10.3896/IBRA.1.51.1.19
Date
February 2012
Article Title

A clinical case of honey bee intoxication after using coumaphos strips against Varroa destructor

Author(s)
Aleš Gregorc
Abstract

Notes and Comments

The mite Varroa destructor, a parasite of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) can attack both adult bees and brood, and beekeepers are frequently compelled to use acaricides to avoid colony death. Acaricides should be minimally harmful to the bees, whilst maintaining toxicity to mites.

Keywords

Varroa destructor, acaricide, treatment, bee mortality

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