Federal Scientists: Essential to Agriculture

March 16, 2017

From: USDA/ARS
Science Detectives Investigate a ‘Mitey’ Big Problem

By Jan Suszkiw

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are hot on the trail of a honey bee killer, and their detective work has taken them from hives in Tucson, Arizona, to those in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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The Varroa mite is public enemy number one to not only honey bees nationwide, but also the 90-plus flowering crops that depend on the insects to pollinate them, including apples, almonds, blueberries and cantaloupe.

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