Female varroa mite under a dissecting microscope.
Author: Heather Broccard-Bell, Ph.D., Honey Bee Health Researcher. Featured photo credit: H. Broccard-Bell.
Know Thy Enemy (Part 2): Inbreeding & Varroa Mites
NERD ALERT: Our blog series on Understanding Varroa is meant to give those that are interested an understanding of what is currently known about varroa mites. At times, this means we’ll be taking detours into some deeper scientific topics. I recognize this will not be everyone’s cup of tea! Don’t worry – we’ll be getting back to some more practical posts soon. In the meantime, you can always check out our previous posts on topics like feeding, wrapping, etc.