How to quantify Varroa destructor in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies
A photo of a beekeeper in protective headgear checking a sticky board at the bottom of a honey bee hive.
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Jack, Cameron, Nathan Sperry, Ashley N. Mortensen, and Jamie Ellis. 2020. “How to Quantify Varroa Destructor in Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera L.) Colonies: ENY-173/IN1257, 10/2019”. EDIS 2020 (1):8.


The Varroa destructor mite, a devastating pest of western honey bees, can threaten a honey bee colony’s survival if it is left uncontrolled. This 8-page fact sheet written by Cameron Jack, Nathan Sperry, Ashley N. Mortensen, and Jamie Ellis and published by the UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department explains how to monitor honey bee colonies to ensure that infestations of these destructive pests do not grow to dangerous levels.
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