Tag Archive: Mites

Detecting and Controlling Varroa Mites in Honey Bees

A female varroa mite (Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman) feeds on a worker bee. The mite is the oval, orange spot on the bee’s abdomen. Photograph by: James Castner, University of Florida. The varroa mite, Varroa destructor is the world’s most devastating pest of Western honey bees, Apis mellifera.  Although the varroa complex includes multiple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/14/detecting-and-controlling-varroa-mites-in-honey-bees/

As Summer Approaches, Spider Mites Attack Ornamental Shrubs

  Spider mites and thier "webbing" on a Blush Noisette Rose. Photo Credits: Matthew J. Orwat Spring is rapidly turning into an early summer. As heat increases so will the incidence of spider mites on ornamental shrubs. The first indicating factor of damage is a yellow mottling on the leaves of the plant, which is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/10/as-summer-approaches-spider-mites-attack-ornamental-shrubs/