It turns out for the last 50 years we have been wrong about the Varroa Destructor. The varroa is the greatest single problem for honeybees worldwide and scientists have challenged what we thought we knew.

The varroa mite has been thought to feed on hemolymph (bees blood) New studies show that they feed on bee fat body tissue instead, causing damage more directly.This finding will change the direction of efforts to control this insect.     https://www.pnas.org/content/116/5/1792

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