British Beekeepers Association


British Beekeepers Association

Upcoming Events & Training Courses

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Varroa mites, Varroa destructor, evolved in Asia where they are a parasite of the Asian honey bee Apis cerana. They have since become a pest of the Western hive bee Apis mellifera and have spread worldwide. Large numbers of Varroamites can kill a bee colony and the mites can also increase virus mortality. Controlling Varroa is considered essential for successful beekeeping.