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.
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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Have you heard that honeybees never sleep? It seems to be a notion that is perpetuated by word of mouth. Researchers say otherwise. It just goes to prove that you can’t believe everything you hear.
According to Jürgen Tautz in his book The Buzz About Bees, foragers enter a pronounced state of sleep—largely at night and in the hive. However, sometimes they sleep outside the hive as well. In addition, beekeepers and bee photographers the world over have reported seeing bees asleep in flowers. The bees may remain stationary for hours, only to fly away when disturbed.