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Varroa destructor (Varroa mite) is an external parasitic mite that attacks the honey bees Apis . Sometimes, the incorrect names varroatosis or varroasis are used. A parasitic disease name must be formed from the taxonomic name of the. Varroa destructor is considered one of the major threats for apiculture worldwide. The present study was designed to identify risk factors associated with V. 10 Jul During autumn , data on general apiary traits, occurrence of Varroasis, management practices, and treatment procedures were recorded.

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Miticides must be applied carefully to minimize the contamination of honey that might be consumed by humans. Purchase wax from other apiculture centers. The Varroa mite is the parasite with the most pronounced economic impact on the beekeeping industry. Varroosis — the ongoing crisis in bee keeping. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. However treatment tends to be expensive and the risk of residues in varroasiz needs to be managed.

Varroa is widely distributed around the world. The transmission of deformed wing virus between honeybees Apis mellifera by the ectoparasitic mite Varroa jacobsoni Varroaiss. Varroa destructor then leaves the young bee for an older one, preferably for a nurse bee because nurse bees spend more time near the brood giving the mite more ample opportunity to reproduce.


All beekeeping centers were identified in Golestan Province according to the information of the Agricultural Research Center. Dr Laleh Sharifi, E-mail: The Varroa destructor mite is considered as a major pest of honey bees Apis mellifera. Varroa mite Varroa jacobsoni is a large parasitic mite of honey bees.

Kanbar G, Engels W. Pupae are removed with a hive tool or forceps and examined externally for reddish-coloured mites. Varroa mites University of Columbia. Archived from the original on Movement of hives and queen bees by beekeepers is a very effective means of spreading the disease.

Apicultura y control de varroasis [1994]

A questionnaire consisted of managing and hygienic factors were filled for each beekeeping center. The micro-climatic conditions inside the colony are affected by outside factors including temperature, humidity or the accessibility of pollen and varroqsis. The rapid spread of Varroa mites among bee colonies may be due to several factors, including drifting of infested bees, movement of bee swarms, and robbing of weakened colonies. The Sydney Morning Herald.

Prevalence and Epizootical Aspects of Varroasis in Golestan Province, Northern Iran

J Arthropod Borne Dis. Researchers have been able to use RNA interference to knock out genes in the Varroa mite. The details of the host shifting phenomenon are unclear. It has been found in Asian bees in the Torres Strait islands, but not on mainland Australia. Varroa mite Scientific classification Kingdom: These substances are used increasingly because they are generally inexpensive and have fewer health hazards to both man and honeybees Isman We would like to thank Mr.

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Disease distribution and predisposing the infested bees to other diseases lead to high economic losses in beekeeping industries. Distance from the ground surface can affect the humidity of brood cells and influence the mite reproduction. However the ways to provision pollen, bee wax, equipments, and queen had not any influence on Varroa infestation rate.

Prevalence and Epizootical Aspects of Varroasis in Golestan Province, Northern Iran

The control of mite reproduction is considered the most effective tool for the host vatroasis prevent the growth of a Varroa population within the colony Fries et al. One of these non-chemical methods is use of formic acid that has received great consideration because of its activity against V. Mites can be found inside sealed brood cells.