Image Number K8708-1
Caption for May/June 2008 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Colony Collapse Disorder: A Complex Buzz." Entomologist Jeff Pettis examines a screen used to monitor Varroa mites, a major pest of honey bee colonies worldwide and a possible contributing factor to colony collapse disorder.
Caption for March 2000 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Screening Mites From Honey Bees." Entomologist Jeff Pettis examines a screen that separates live varroa mites from bees, thus reducing mite levels in honey bee colonies.
Photo by Peggy Greb.
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