Varroa mite research

Varroa mite research

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Caption: Varroa mite research. Researcher in a laboratory picking up varroa mites (Varroa destructor) with the tip of a paintbrush. This parasitic mite feeds on honeybee (Apis mellifera) adults and brood. It is the vector of many bee viruses and is a major pest in commercial bee colonies.

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