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Those Dratted Mites

Mite on Drone

Those dratted mites. UC Davis entomologist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor and a native bee pollinator specialist, sent us a BBC report linking a...

Mite on Drone
Mite on Drone

A varroa mite (see reddish-brown spot on bee's thorax) at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. Varroa mites are native to Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mites on Hive Floor
Mites on Hive Floor

MITES ON HIVE FLOOR--UC Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey points to two varroa mites on a hive floor. The varroa mite is an external parasite of honey bees.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 5:36 PM

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