An Inside Look At How The Biggest Cause of the Honeybee Decline Was Discovered

This fascinating article, linked below, explains the process of how Dr. Samuel Ramsey, a leading researcher in the field of honeybee health with a focus on parasitic mites, discovered that the Varroa mite is feeding on honeybees and is the biggest cause of the decline of the honeybee in the world.

https://entomologytoday.org/2019/02/21/inside-look-how-varroa-mite-diet-discovered/

In this colorized image of a honey bee, taken via low-temperature scanning electron microscope, a Varroa mite (arrow) can be seen tucked between the bee’s abdominal segments. (Photo credit: USDA-ARS, Electron and Confocal Microscopy Unit, Beltsville, Maryland)