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Abstract

The parasitic mite Varroa jacobsoni Oud. which affects honey bees, is continuing to spread in Europe. As well as the damage to bee-keeping, varroatosis can have serious repercussions on agriculture generally, due to the important role of bees in the cross-fertilization of crops. The conference reported in this volume is part of the contribution of the Commission of the European Communities to the tackling of this problem. Thirty-eight papers are presented, covering the current spread of varroatosis in Europe, the biology and behaviour of Varroa jacobsoni Oud., the micro-organisms transmitted from the mite to the bees, and finally - the largest section - methods of control. The volume gives an up-to-date picture of the impact of varroatosis in Europe and of the methods being developed to combat it.

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Authors: CAVALLORO R (EDITOR), JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10845 EN (1988) 259 pp.
Availability: Available from A A Balkema, P O Box 1675, 3000 BR Rotterdam (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 90-6191-846-4
Record Number: 198910366 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en