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Tropilaelaps

An underestimated threat? By: Maggie Gill Tropilaelaps on bee larvae Tropilaelaps are a parasitic mite that naturally infests the giant Asian honey bee species Apis dorsata. Much like varroa, they can live and reproduce in honey bee colonies feeding on brood, and again like varroa, they have jumped species from their native host to our Western honey bees Apis mellifera.…
UOVBA News Bot
May 13, 2024