Concerns over varroa mite resistance

Concerns over varroa mite resistance

ABC News in Science: The spread of a pesticide-resistant mite, which can decimate honeybee hives, is causing concern among beekeepers in New Zealand.

Dr Mark Goodwin of the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research says while Varroa destructor has been in New Zealand for ten years, they’ve only recently found evidence of resistance to the synthetic pyrethroid treatments used to control them.

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