Content tagged "varroa"

Honey Bee Viruses, the Deadly Varroa Mite Associates

Bee Health Updated: August 19, 2015

If your bees have Varroa, your bees have viruses. 

Varroa Sensitive Hygiene and Mite Reproduction

Bee Health Updated: December 13, 2013

The USDA-ARS Baton Rouge Bee Lab has bred bees that hygienically remove mite-infested pupae from capped worker brood. This ability is called varroa sensitive...

ABRC2010 A New Assay to Measure Mite Grooming Behavior

Bee Health Updated: August 13, 2013

The following was presented at the 2010 American Bee Research Conference in Orlando, FL.3. Andinof, G.K. & G.J. Hunt - A NEW ASSAY TO MEASURE MITE GROOMING...

ABRC2010 A Test for Sub-acute Effects of Some Commonly Used Bee Hive Chemicals

Bee Health Updated: August 13, 2013

The following was presented at the 2010 American Bee Research Conference in Orlando, FL.6. Delaplane, K.S. & J.A. Berry – A TEST FOR SUB-LETHAL EFFECTS OF...

ABRC2010 Effects of Varroa Mites and Bee Diseases on Pollination Efficacy of Honey Bees

Bee Health Updated: August 13, 2013

The following was presented at the 2010 American Bee Research Conference in Orlando, FL.1. Afik, O., W.B. Hunter & K.S. Delaplane – EFFECTS OF VARROA MITES...

ABRC2010 Drug Interactions Between In-hive Miticides and Fungicides in Honey Bees

Bee Health Updated: August 13, 2013

The following was presented at the 2010 American Bee Research Conference in Orlando, FL.17. Johnsonc, R., L. Petersc, B. Siegfriedd & M.D. Ellisc – DRUG...

University of Florida Bee Disease Videos

Bee Health Updated: July 26, 2013

Jamie Ellis describes the history, biology, symptoms, and control of four important diseases and pests.

Lessons Learned by the Managed Pollinator CAP: Impacts of Varroa Parasitism on Honey Bee Health

Bee Health Updated: July 26, 2013

Learn about some of the latest research into bee decline.

Varroa Mite Reproductive Biology

Bee Health Updated: July 26, 2013

Learn about some of the latest research into bee decline.

When Varroacides Interact

Bee Health Updated: May 14, 2012

  Reed M. Johnson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln:When humans get sick, they go see a doctor. More often than not the doctor prescribes a pharmaceutical to...

Breeding Bees for Resistance to Parasites and Diseases

Bee Health Updated: February 20, 2012

  Greg Hunt, Purdue UniversityThose of you who have been keeping bees for over twenty years remember a time when bees pretty much took care of themselves and...

ABRC2011 The Good the Bad and the Ugly Varroa Mite Control Strategy

Bee Health Updated: May 31, 2011

Ingemar Fries presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Varroa mite control strategy. Ingemar Fries, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala,...

Varroa Sampling

Bee Health Updated: March 10, 2011

Sampling honey bee colonies for Varroa destructor is an extremely important tool for gaining control of Varroa mites. Why SAMPLE in a standard way? The...

Methods for Varroa Sampling

Bee Health Updated: March 10, 2011

Why SAMPLE in a standard way? 1. Sampling a Colony: Sample 300 adult bees from one frame containing brood (eggs, larvae or pupae). 2. 300 bees occupy a...

Powder Sugar Roll for Varroa Sampling

Bee Health Updated: March 10, 2011

To keep your honey bee colonies healthy, it is important to determine the level of varroa mites in your colonies. This method provides a good estimate of the...

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