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  1. Pests and Diseases
    Hi completely new to beekeeping, I was doing a hive inspection today and I came across a drone with a really dry looking thorax and spider web looking material on its wings. Is this deformed wing? Something else? Thanks for the help!
  2. Bee News
    Parasite Pressures on Feral Honey Bees (Apis mellifera sp.) Feral honey bee populations have been reported to be in decline due to the spread of Varroa destructor, an ectoparasitic mite that when left uncontrolled leads to virus build-up and colony death. While pests and diseases are known...
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    A Virulent Strain of Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) of Honeybees (Apis mellifera) Prevails after Varroa destructor-Mediated, or In Vitro, Transmission The globally distributed ectoparasite Varroa destructor is a vector for viral pathogens of the Western honeybee (Apis mellifera), in particular the...
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    Sequence Recombination and Conservation of Varroa destructor Virus-1 and Deformed Wing Virus in Field Collected Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) In areas where V. destructor is established, virus recombination occurs and chimeric viruses between DWV and the Varroa destructor virus-1 (VDV1) [8-10]...
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