Effect of age of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) on tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi) infestation

Norman E. Gary, Robert Page, Kenneth Lorenzen

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Abstract

The susceptibility of worker honey bees, Apis mellifera L., as a function of age, to infestation by tracheal mites, Acarapis woodi Rennie, was investigated. Bees <24 h old were infested most frequently, and the frequency of infestation declined precipitously thereafter. Bees >4 days old were rarely infested in colonies during active brood rearing. Only 2 of 255 bees >8 days old, and 1 of 246 bees >16 days old, became infested. Most of the eggs found in bees>3 weeks old apparently were produced by the progeny of the original infestation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental & Applied Acarology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Effect of age of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) on tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi) infestation. / Gary, Norman E.; Page, Robert; Lorenzen, Kenneth.

In: Experimental & Applied Acarology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 07.1989, p. 153-160.

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Gary, Norman E. ; Page, Robert ; Lorenzen, Kenneth. / Effect of age of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) on tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi) infestation. In: Experimental & Applied Acarology. 1989 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 153-160.
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