Varroa feeds with fat body not haemolimph

Dr. Maja Smodiš Škerl, Agricultural institute of Slovenia, Animal Production Department, Beekeeping Scientists until now believed that the mite Varroa destructor feeds primarly with haemolimph of honey bees. This claim has never been scientifically proven, neither has anyone put an effort to study the feeding behaviour of the mites so much in detail until now. … Read more


Do you think that bees can not survive without a beekeeper? An article in the Apidologie speaks about the wild colonies of honey bee in Australia, whose density per square kilometre differs in relation to the utilisation of the forest. But in Australia they don’t have varroa. They have it in Germany, though, where researchers … Read more