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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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