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1 - Index Page (scroll down for more information)
2 - A USDA-ARS Project to Evaluate Resistance to
3 - An Importation of Potentially Varroa
4 - Evaluations of the Varroa-resistance of
5 - Resistance to the Parasitic Mite Varroa
6 - Multi-State Field Trials: Varroa Response
7 - Multi-State Field Trials: Honey Production
8 - Multi-State Field Trials: Acarapis Response
9 - The Release of ARS Russian Honey Bees
10 - Hygienic Behavior by Honey Bees from
11 - Well Groomed Bees Resist Tracheal Mites
12 - Well Groomed Bees Resist Tracheal Mites (1998)
13 - Suppression of Mite Reproduction (SMR Trait)
14 - Varroa jacobsoni Reproduction
15 - Population Measurements
16 - The SMR/VSH trait explained by hygienic behavior of adult bees
Index Page (scroll down for more information)



SOME OF THE LAB'S RECENT WORK ON
  RUSSIAN BEES, SMALL HIVE BEETLES, TRACHEAL MITESVARROA, COOPERATORS


RUSSIAN BEES

Russian cooperators in the Primorski Territory

A USDA-ARS Project to Evaluate Resistance to
Varroa jacobsoni by Honey Bees of Far-Eastern
Russia
(1994 -1996)                              (Page 2)

LA DWF craft assist in colony transport

An Importation of Potentially Varroa
Resistant HoneyBees from Far-Eastern
Russia
(1996 - 1997)                           (Page 3)

Shaking bees into packages

Evaluations of the Varroa-resistance of
Honey BeesImported from Far-Eastern
Russia
(1997 - 1998)                        (Page 4)

Adult and immature Varroa in a cell

Resistance to the Parasitic Mite Varroa
destructor in Honey Bees from Far-
Eastern Russia
(1998 - 1999)          (Page 5)

Evaluating a Russian colony

Multi-State Field Trials of ARS Russian
Honey Bees
           1. Responses to Varroa destructor 
                (1999 - 2000)                     (Page 6)

Loading honey from Russian colonies

Multi-State Field Trials of ARS Russian
Honey Bees
            2.  Honey Production
                  (1999 - 2000)                  (Page 7)   

Evaluating tracheal mite infestation

Multi-State Field Trials of ARS Russian
Honey Bees
           3.  Responses to Acarapis woodi
                (1999 - 2000)                   (Page 8)

Marsh Island, LA

The Release of ARS Russian Honey Bees 
            (2000)                                   (Page 9)

Freezing brood for hygienic test

Hygienic Behavior by Honey Bees from
Far-Eastern Russia
(2002)           (Page 10)

Breeding & Propagation Chronology

Russian Queen Project Chronology  
                  (1994 - 2010)


SMALL HIVE BEETLES

 Small Hive Beetle adults

 Small Hive Beetle Information Pamphlet (2009)


TRACHEAL MITES

Acarapis woodi in a Honey bee trachea

Well Groomed Bees Resist Tracheal Mites (1998)
                                                               (Page 11)

A Survey of Tracheal Mite Resistance Levels in
U.S. Commercial Queen Breeder Colonies
(2000)
                                                               (Page 12)  


VARROA

Varroa on a bee's abdomen (photo courtesy of Dr. Keith Delaplane; University of Georgia).

1995 - 2000

Suppression of Mite Reproduction (SMR Trait) (Page 13)

Varroa jacobsoni Reproduction (Page 14)

Population Measurements (Page 15)

The SMR/VSH trait explained by hygienic behavior of adult bees 
                                                                             (Page 16)


COOPERATORS

Cooperators and research personnel in a Russian test yard

Russian Honey Bee Project Cooperators

 

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