Entry from British & World English dictionary
A minute fly which is a parasite of honeybees, the larvae feeding on wax and stored pollen.
- Braula coeca, family Braulidae.
- Honey production by strong colonies infested with bee lice appears to be little affected.
- This is very good news, because bee lice have decimated wild bee populations around here, and this swarm may be a sign of recovery of the local population.
- This mite is often confused with the bee louse, but the bee louse has only six legs, is more circular in shape, and is slightly larger.
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