Apidologie (2016) 47, 467-482

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Barbara Locke (2016)
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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Varroa destructor France
Varroa destructor Sweden
Varroa destructor Kenya
Varroa destructor South Africa
Varroa destructor Mexico
Varroa destructor U.S.A. (NE)
Varroa destructor Russia (E Asia)
Varroa destructor Brazil (NE)