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Study Suggests Modern Beekeeping Gives Varroa Mites Ideal Conditions to Spread

As the managed honey bee industry continues to grapple with significant annual colony losses,  the Varroa destructor mite is emerging as the leading culprit. And, it turns out, the very nature of modern beekeeping may be giving the parasite the exact conditions it needs to spread nearly beyond control.

 

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