Authors as Published

Morgan A. Roth; Aaron D. Gross; and James M. Wilson, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

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Varroa mites are one of the greatest threats faced by beekeepers today. This fact sheet will explore the biology, lifecycle, and damage caused by Varroa mites. To learn more information about managing and treating Varroa mite infestations, see the accompanying Varroa Mite Sampling Methods and Varroa Mite Management Methods fact sheets.


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Publication Date

September 19, 2019