Comparative testing of different methods for evaluation of Varroa destructor infestation of honey bee colonies

  • Nikolay D. Dobrynin | ndobrynin@rambler.ru Department of Plant Protection, Voronezh State A gricultural University, Russian Federation.
  • Mario Colombo Dipartimento di Protezione dei Sistemi Agroalimentare e Urbano e valorizzazione delle Biodiversità- DiPSA, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
  • Francesca Romana Eördegh Dipartimento di Protezione dei Sistemi Agroalimentare e Urbano e valorizzazione delle Biodiversità- DiPSA, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.

Abstract

Different methods for evaluation of the degree of Varroa destructor infestation of honey bee colonies were tested. The methods using in vivo evaluation were the most sparing for the bees but less precise. The methods using evaluation with the killing of the bees or brood were the most precise but less sparing for bees.

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2011-09-19
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Infestation, evaluation, precise, destructive or sparing methods.
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Dobrynin, N., Colombo, M., & Eördegh, F. (2011). Comparative testing of different methods for evaluation of Varroa destructor infestation of honey bee colonies. Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research, 43(3), 323-330. https://doi.org/10.4081/jear.2011.323