Apidologie (2016) 47, 467-482
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Natural Varroa mite-surviving Apis mellifera honeybee populations
Apidologie 47 (3), 467-482
Abstract: The Varroa destructor mite is the largest threat to apiculture worldwide and has been responsible for devastating losses of wild honeybee populations in Europe and North America. However, Varroa mite-resistant populations of A. mellifera honeybees have been reported and documented around the world with a variety of explanations for their long-term survival with uncontrolled mite infestation. This review synthesizes the work on naturally occurring survival to Varroa mites and discusses what these honeybee populations can signify for apiculture.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
resistance/tolerance/defence of host
Pest and/or beneficial records:
|Varroa destructor||South Africa|
|Varroa destructor||U.S.A. (NE)|
|Varroa destructor||Russia (E Asia)|
|Varroa destructor||Brazil (NE)|