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Honey bee parasites feed on fatty organs, not blood

It’s seems that Varroa aren’t really a small incarnation of Dracula or miniature Vampires. It’s worse (in my opinion).

Honey bee parasites feed on fatty organs, not blood

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Agreed, but Varroa kills, whatever the method. :astonished: :sweat:

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Alan, I agree - It IS worse. Bees that have to survive harsh winters have to put on extra body fat, just like other cold-climate creatures do, and having Varroa mites siphoning this protective layer off is a big reason why we see major die-offs at the first cold snap :sweat:

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