Definition of bee louse in English:

bee louse

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noun

  • A minute fly which is a parasite of honeybees, the larvae feeding on wax and stored pollen.
    • Braula coeca, family Braulidae
    More example sentences
    • 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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