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Apidologie
Volume 22, Number 1, 1991
Page(s) 43 - 47
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido:19910106
Apidologie 22 (1991) 43-47
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19910106

Effects of fluvalinate and amitraz on bee lice (Braula coeca Nitzsch) in honey bee (Apis mellifera L) colonies in Yugoslavia

J.M. Kulincevica, T.E. Rindererb and V.J. Mladjanc

a  RO PKB Institute "Agroekonomik", Padinska Sekla 11000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
b  USDA, ARS, Honey-Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory, 1157 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70820, USA
c  Veterinary Institute, Vojvode Toze 14 1000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Abstract - Braula coeca Nitzsch (Diptera, Braulidae) is killed in reasonably large numbers when honey bee colonies are exposed to fluvalinate in either aerosol or fumigant form. Similar treatments with amitraz do not appear to harm this dipteran commensal.


Key words: Braula coeca / acaricide / toxicity / commensal / Apis mellifera