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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVE NUTRITION FOR HONEY BEE COLONIES TO STIMULATE POPULATION GROWTH, INCREASE QUEEN QUALITY, AND REDUCE THE IMPACT OF VARROA MITES

Location: Honey Bee Research

Title: Global Status of Honey Bee Mites

Author
item Sammataro, Diana

Submitted to: CRC Press
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: May 30, 2011
Publication Date: January 2, 2012
Citation: Sammataro, D. 2012. Global status of honey bee mites. In: Sammataro, D. and Yoder, J., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, FL.CRC Press. p. 37-54.

Interpretive Summary: Parasitic mites have been a major problem to both beekeepers and honey bees. This chapter updates the latest information we have on the three mite species. Acarapis (tracheal), Varroa and Tropilaelaps that are currently a threat to honey bees. It also updates the current information on the Asian honey bee species that harbor these mites. Monitoring and treatment options are covered as well as current research topics relating to bee mites.

Technical Abstract: Parasitic bee mites have become a major problem to both beekeepers and honey bees. This chapter updates the latest information we have on the three mite species, Acarapis (tracheal), Varroa and Tropilaelaps that are currently a threat to honey bees. It also updates the current information on the Asian honey bee species that harbor these mites. Monitoring and treatment options are covered as well as current research topics relating to bee mites.

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