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Figure 10. Five tracheal mites visible in a dissected honey bee trachea (140× magnification).

How to Dissect Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) to Detect Tracheal Mites (Acarapis woodi Rennie)

June 18, 2015

Tracheal mites are parasites of the western honey bee and negatively impact the health and productivity of an infested colony. This 6-page fact sheet details the method of dissecting honey bees in order to diagnose tracheal mites. Written by ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, Professional Development
Tags: Ashley N. Mortensen, Bee Pest Management, Entomology And Nematology Department, J. D. Ellis, John Bonkowski

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