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The use of emerging bees for detecting low infestations of Varroa jacobsoni in honey bee colonies

, : The use of emerging bees for detecting low infestations of Varroa jacobsoni in honey bee colonies. Bee Science 2(3): 125-129

Newly emerged bees carry the heaviest infestation of Varroa jacobsoni within a honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony. These bees are easily sampled after emerging from a frame of capped brood kept indoors for at least 24 h. The mites are dislodged from the bees by shaking them in a jar coated with vegetable oil, and observed on the wall of the jar. This sampling technique can be recommended when low infestations of Varroa must be detected.

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