(also varroa mite)
A microscopic mite which is a debilitating parasite of the honeybee, causing loss of honey production.
- Varroa jacobsoni, order (or subclass) Acari.
- Among the greatest problems is the varroa mite, a bloodsucking parasite that attacks young and adult honeybees.
- Monthly samples of the fallen varroa showed that the screen insert reduced the mite populations by about 15 percent.
- Earlier this year a dead varroa mite was found in a hive in North Canterbury, prompting a major investigation by MAF and restrictions on the area.
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