publication . Article . 2017

Varroa Sensitive Hygiene contributes to naturally selected varroa resistance in honey bees

Panziera, Delphine; Langevelde, van, Frank; Blacquière, Tjeerd;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
<p>The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a serious threat for western honey bee colonies and beekeepers are compelled to control it to keep their colonies healthy. Yet, by controlling varroa no resistance to the parasite can evolve. As a trial, honey bee colonies have been left untreated in isolated locations to allow development of resistance or tolerance to the mite. These colonies developed an ability to live without control measures against varroa, although the traits responsible for this resistance or tolerance are still unclear. Two of these resistant populations have been studied to test the involvement of specific varroa mite targeted hygienic behaviou...
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free text keywords: selection, mites, VSH, resistance, varroosis
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