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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



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