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Experimental & Applied Acarology

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 153–160 | Cite as

Effect of age of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) on tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi) infestation

  • Norman E. Gary
  • Robert E. PageJr.
  • Kenneth Lorenzen
Article

Abstract

The susceptibility of worker honey bees,Apis mellifera L., as a function of age, to infestation by tracheal mites,Acarapis woodi Rennie, was investigated. Bees <24 h old were infested most frequently, and the frequency of infestation declined precipitously thereafter. Bees >4 days old were rarely infested in colonies during active brood rearing. Only 2 of 255 bees >8 days old, and 1 of 246 bees >16 days old, became infested. Most of the eggs found in bees>3 weeks old apparently were produced by the progeny of the original infestation.

Keywords

Brood Rear Active Brood Tracheal Mite 
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© Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman E. Gary
    • 1
  • Robert E. PageJr.
    • 2
  • Kenneth Lorenzen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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