Varroa- still a problem in the 21st Century


Norman Carreck (Ed). 2011. IBRA. Soft cover 78 pp. ISBN: 978-0-86098-269-2

This new book from the International Bee Research Association brings
together current knowledge of how the global varroa crisis can be tackled.
In recent years, the world's headlines have been full of stories of mass
deaths of honey bee colonies, but scientific consensus suggests that there
is no single cause, and that different interacting factors may be occurring
in different regions. It is inescapable, however, that varroa is present in
all regions where recent colony losses have occurred, and the mite is known
to interact with other pests and diseases, principally viruses. Varroa is,
however, not a new problem. It was first identified as a serious pest more
than half a century ago, and chemical and other control methods have been
available for decades. It remains a problem because conventional approaches
to control have failed, with the mite becoming resistant to many of the
chemicals used. Other problems affecting bees have diverted attention away
from the search for more effective methods for control of varroa.

In the book, a team of international scientists addresses all aspects of the
varroa problem: varroa biology: Stephen Martin; varroa and viruses: Joachim
de Miranda, Yanping Chen, Magali Ribière, Laurent Gautier; chemical control
of varroa: Max Watkins; Integrated Pest Management in varroa: Keith
Delaplane; biological control of varroa: David Chandler, Gillian Prince,
Judith Pell; breeding honey bees for varroa tolerance: Norman Carreck; and
varroa - the way forward: Jochen Pflugfelder, Vincent Dietemann".

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