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Varroosis of honey bees

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:30:19 IST
Disease name Varroosis of honey bees
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Bee
Definition 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
Contact Gabriel Roe SI/Ted Massey AI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link