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Varroosis of honey bees

Last Modified: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:53:06 IST
Disease name
Varroosis of honey bees
Species affected
The mite Varroa destructor (formerly Varroa jacobsoni) is a parasite of adult bees and their brood. It penetrates the intersegmental skin between the abdominal sclera of adult bees to ingest haemolymph. It can sometimes be found between the head and thorax.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
Ag Horticulture and Plant Health
Gabriel Roe SI/Ted Massey AI
Link to relevant external website