Honey Bees Fight Back Varroa

PhysOrg2012-09-28:                      V. destructor sucks the blood (hemolymph) of larval and adult bees leaving them weakened and reducing the ability of their immune systems to fight off infections. Not that honey bees have strong immune systems in the first place since they have fewer immunity genes than solitary insects such as flies and moths. These tiny mites can also spread viral disease between hosts. This…                  more »

 

Honey bees on the hive - insect - naturePhoto: WN

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