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Africanized bees are more efficient at removing Varroa jacobsoni - preliminary data

Africanized bees are more efficient at removing Varroa jacobsoni - preliminary data

American Bee Journal 131(7): 434

Fifty adult worker bees from each of 20 colonies of Africanized Apis mellifera and 7 colonies of Italian bees were marked individually. After 24 h an adult female Varroa jacobsoni mite was placed on each marked bee and observed for 30 minutes. Most of the Africanized bees became very agitated, with rapid and intense movements of the abdomen, legs and mandibles, often resulting in the removal of the mite or causing the mite to leave the bee.

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