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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Caption for May/June 2008 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Colony Collapse Disorder: A Complex Buzz." Entomologist Jeff Pettis examines a screen used to monitor Varroa mites, a major pest of honey bee colonies worldwide and a possible contributing factor to colony collapse disorder. 

Caption for March 2000 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Screening Mites From Honey Bees." Entomologist Jeff Pettis examines a screen that separates live varroa mites from bees, thus reducing mite levels in honey bee colonies.


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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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