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Invasion behaviour of the mite Varroa jacobsoni

Apidologie 23(4): 369-370
Invasion behaviour of the mite Varroa jacobsoni
The behaviour of varroa mites was studied in relation to the brood on which they had developed and the brood nest arrangement. Female mites which had developed on worker brood usually entered new brood cells 6-8 days after the bees had emerged, but mites which had developed on drone brood invaded new cells 3 days earlier. Mites collected from 23-day-old drone brood invaded more quickly than those from 18-day-old drone brood.

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