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EFFECT OF QUEEN CELL CONSTRUCTION ON THE RATE OF INVASION OF HONEYBEE BROOD CELLS BY VARROA JACOBSONI

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Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 20 (4) pp. 254-257
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Date December 1981
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EFFECT OF QUEEN CELL CONSTRUCTION ON THE RATE OF INVASION OF HONEYBEE BROOD CELLS BY VARROA JACOBSONI

 

Author(s) DAVID DE JONG
Abstract In 6 honeybee colonies, the number of Varroa jacobsoni mites leaving adult bees and entering brood cells increased after queen cell construction. The number of mites per cell was greater on comb sides with queen cells than in other parts of the brood nest.
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