For Biology students in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Mites infiltrating bee colonies
I read a really interesting page on Discovery about how mites are infiltrating bee colonies. With the rapid decline of bee populations that is occurring, I like to be updated on the possible causes and consequences. The mites infiltrate the colonies by imitating the scent of bees. It then proceeds to suck out the bees' blood and spread viruses throughout the bees. This is one of the plethora of causes that accounts for the 42% decimation of bee populations. Here is the page.