New Honey Bee Behavior Against Varroa Mite? - Dr. Melissa Oddie

Episode #10

The podcast discusses the evolution of defense mechanisms against Varroa mites in honey bee colonies. It highlights the concept of social immunity and the resistance of certain honey bee populations to Varroa destructor. The study by Dr. Melissa Oddie explores the behavior of uncapping and recapping brood as a potential mechanism for disrupting mite reproduction and improving colony survival. This finding provides valuable insights for queen breeders in selecting bees with enhanced resistance to Varroa mites.

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