Timing of anti-varroa treatment and survival of winterbees

C. van Dooremalen, T. Blacquiere, J.J.M. van der Steen, B. Cornelissen, L. Gerritsen, F. van Langevelde

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Abstract

Colony Collapse Disorder has multifactorial causes such as habitat degradation, invasive species, pesticides, and agricultural and beekeeping practices. In this study, we focused on the effect of Varroa destructor on the vitality of the bee colony. Timing of anti-varroa treatment can possibly affect the transition to winter bees. The use of the chemicals or the presence of mites during the development of the winter bee pupae possibly reduces the lifespan of the bees, causing the bees to die before spring has been reached
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOLOSS Workshop WG 3: Honey bee colony vitality, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 30 June - 1 July 2011 (COST Action FA0803)
EditorsJ.J.M. van der Steen
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR, PRI bees
Pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventCOLOSS Workshop WG 3: Honey bee colony vitality, Wageningen, The Netherlands -
Duration: 30 Jun 20111 Jul 2011

Workshop

WorkshopCOLOSS Workshop WG 3: Honey bee colony vitality, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Period30/06/111/07/11

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van Dooremalen, C., Blacquiere, T., van der Steen, J. J. M., Cornelissen, B., Gerritsen, L., & van Langevelde, F. (2011). Timing of anti-varroa treatment and survival of winterbees. In J. J. M. van der Steen (Ed.), COLOSS Workshop WG 3: Honey bee colony vitality, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 30 June - 1 July 2011 (COST Action FA0803) (pp. 14). Wageningen: Wageningen UR, PRI bees.