Mite-Resistant Honeybees

Dan Pollinators, This Land of Ours

Honeybees that are pest resistant. That’s today’s This Land of Ours. Pol-line honeybees, a type of Varroa mite-resistant honeybee developed by the Agricultural Research Service, are more than twice as likely to survive through the winter than standard honeybees. That’s according to a study published in Scientific Reports. Although ARS developed Pol-line bees in 2014, this study was the first time …


ARS Microscopy Research Helps Unravel the Workings of a Major Honey Bee Pest

Dan Industry News Release, Pollinators, Research

Research by scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Maryland released today sheds new light — and reverses decades of scientific dogma — regarding a honey bee pest (Varroa destructor) that is considered the greatest single driver of the global honey bee colony losses. Managed honey bee colonies add at least $15 billion to the value of U.S. …