Volume 33, Number 4, July-August 2002
|Page(s)||411 - 415|
Apidologie 33 (2002) 411-415
Resistance to Acarapis woodi by honey bees from far-eastern RussiaLilia I. de Guzmana, Thomas E. Rinderera, Gary T. Delattea, J. Anthony Stelzera, Lorraine Beamana and Victor Kuznetsovb
a USDA Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory, 1157 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70820, USA
b Institute of Biology and Pedology, Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostock 690022, Russia
(Received 11 December 2000; revised 20 December 2001; accepted 21 March 2002)
Honey bees from the Primorsky region of far-eastern Russia were evaluated for their resistance to Acarapis woodi. Results from a field test in Louisiana showed that Primorsky honey bees showed strong resistance to tracheal mites. The Primorsky honey bees maintained nearly mite-free colonies throughout the experiment while the domestic stocks were ultimately parasitized by high levels of tracheal mites.
Key words: Acarapis woodi / tracheal mite / resistance/ Varroa destructor / far-eastern Russia / Primorsky region
Correspondence and reprints: Lilia I. de Guzman
© INRA, EDP Sciences, DIB, AGIB 2002
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