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Colony abandonment by adult honey bees: a behavioural response to high tracheal mite infestation?

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 31 (3-4) pp. 167-168
Date
December 1992
Article Title

Colony abandonment by adult honey bees: a behavioural response to high tracheal mite infestation?

Author(s)

Steven C Thoenes; Stephen L Buchmann

Abstract

Tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi Rennie) infestations of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies in North America were first reported in 1980 (Wilson & Nunamaker, 1982). Honey bee tracheal mites (HBTM) were first found in Arizona colonies during 1988 and have spread rapidly, resulting in large increases in colony mortality (Waller & Hines, 1990), mainly during January through February (Thoenes & Buchmann, 1990).

Keywords

honey bee colonies, Apis mellifera, Acarapis woodi, tracheal mite, absconding

 
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