The varroa mite, the parasite that killed wild bees, pesticides immunized [Spain]

December 28, 2015

Editor’s Note: Translated via Google Translate. The original Spanish text is available here.


 Aragon is the fourth community threatened by the loss of pollinators. Magrama

The varroa mite that in the mid-80s caused the virtual disappearance of wild bee hives in the Iberian peninsula, is developing is inmunizando- He resistance to chemicals that are used to slow its effects among these insects, Basic for pollination of plants.

Beekeepers fear meet next spring with losses of more than 30% of the cabin if the new systems being implemented on an experimental basis do not work this winter. In that case, the effects of immunization varroa not be only economic but also environmental.

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