December 20, 2019

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.

Honeybee with varroa mite attached

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)

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