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Varroa-Sensitive Hygiene (VSH) Bees

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News Story: Honey Bees Selected by ARS Toss Out Varroa Mites

Video:Varroa-Sensitive Hygiene Bees Toss Out Varroa Mites  (1 min. 5 sec.)

Audio Podcast: The Mitey Bee Bouncers  (2 min. 59 sec.)   |   Transcript


Background Story Links:

Fungus Provides Varroa Mite Relief for Bees

Trait in Honey Bees Keeps Mites From Multiplying

New Test on Tap for Detecting Pesticide-Resistant Mites

Improving Honey Bee Health

Cleaning House and Hive

Bees That Resist Mites Are Busy Groomers

Coordinated Research Aims To Improve Honey Bee Health

Science for Kids Story

Some Bees Clean Up Well--Without Soap


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{short description of image} Entomologists observing bees. Varroa-infested honey comb cells. Healthy honey bees. Varroa mite on a honey bee. Varroa mite feeding on developing bee. Honey bee on a flower.

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