Of bees, mites, and viruses: Virus infections after arrival of new parasitic mite in New Zealand honeybee colonies

21 agosto 2014

Honeybee colonies are dying at alarming rates worldwide. A variety of factors have been proposed to explain their decline, but the exact cause — and how bees can be saved — remains unclear. A new article examines the viral landscape in honeybee colonies in New Zealand after the recent arrival of the parasitic Varroa destructor mite.