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Figure 1. Exposed African bee nest on a tree limb.

African Honey Bee: What You Need to Know

June 18, 2015

African honey bees entered the United States in the early 1990s and have since spread throughout the Southwest and Southeast, including parts of Florida. Compared to European bees, African bees are highly aggressive when disturbed and are more ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Africanized Honey Bee, Catherine M. Zettel Nalen, Entomology And Nematology Department, Glenn Hall, J. D. Ellis, Master Gardener Handbook
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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