The European honeybee is under threat The Asian honeybee, Apis cerana, poses a significant threat to these populations as it is a host to two types of predatory mites with the capacity to wipe out huge numbers of the European honeybee – the varroa mite (Varroa destructor) and the Asian bee mite (Tropilaelaps clareae).
The bee team is currently using molecular and physical methods to investigate the ecology, epidemiology, invasiveness, co-evolution and control of exotic parasitic bee mites and their Asian honeybee hosts.
Photographer : Nick Pitsas
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<table style="border:1px solid;padding:2px; width:310px;" ><tr><td><a href="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/7709/"><img src="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/images/embed/300_0_EM7369.jpg" width="300" alt="Kerrie Medveczky of the CSIRO Bee Team" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0; border: 0px;"></a><br/><a href="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/7709/">Kerrie Medveczky of the CSIRO Bee Team</a><br />by CSIRO</td></tr></table>
Kerrie Medveczky of the CSIRO Bee Team