Varroa Tolerance In Honey Bees - Occurrence, Characters And Breeding

publication date: Jul 30, 2010
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Bee World Vol.75 (2) 1994 pp.54-70
Article Title

Varroa Tolerance In Honey Bees - Occurrence, Characters And Breeding

Author(s)

Ralph Bochler

Abstract

Although effective treatments against Varma jacobsoni are now available, varroa disease still has a damaging effect on beekeeping with Apis mellifera. Mite infestation constitutes a continuous risk, which may lead to weakness or loss of colonies as soon as failure of control and treatment regimes employed occurs. Regular treatments are time-consuming and costly; the repeated use of drugs causes residue problems in the hive products which may have a negative influence on sales prospects.

KeywordsHoney bees, varroa tolerance, varroa jacobsoni
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