Can Aussie bees tolerate Varroa?
Australia is the lucky country, particularly for beekeepers.
Around the world, the beekeeping industry has been devastated by the ectoparasitic mite Varroa and the diseases that it spreads. But Varroa has not yet established in Australia.
Varroa on an emerging worker beeCourtesy: Stephen Ausmus, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Varroa reproduce in the …