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Never seen this before
« on: February 14, 2017, 07:20:29 pm »

Varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH) is a behavioral trait of honey bees (Apis mellifera) in which bees detect and remove bee pupae that are infested by the parasitic mite Varroa destructor. V. destructor is considered to be the most dangerous pest problem for honey bees worldwide. VSH activity results in significant resistance to the mites.
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Re: Never seen this before
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 09:19:09 pm »
the russian bees i keep will do the same.  i have seen them work at cells to drag pupae out and i have also seen them biting mites off their sister bees.

did you catch towards the end, the mite running around in that cell and 'jump' to the leg of the bee to the right?
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Re: Never seen this before
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 09:30:59 pm »
Yes and the bee acted just like I do when a big harry spider gets on me!  :o :o :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Never seen this before
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 10:06:23 pm »
.............. :D

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