[SUGGEST] varroa

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[SUGGEST] varroa

Postby De111 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:29 am

Bee mite
: any of a genus (Varroa) of parasitic Asian mites that suck the hemolymph of honeybees and their larvae; especially : one (V. destructor) of worldwide distribution that is a serious pest of the European honeybee

This is an important pest. It will wipe out a hive in a couple of years. Honeybee pollination contributes to over 80% of products in the grocery store. 70% of hives were lost last year. Varroa is one important cause of bee colony loss.

This is a big deal for our food supply.

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