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Investigation of rapid diagnostic and monitoring methods for the parasitic mite Varroa jacobsoni in honey bee colonies. - HH0805SHB

i) To develop a rapid, sensitive and reliable diagnostic test for the varroa mite that is easily used by beekeepers.
ii) To develop a reliable and accurate method of assessing V. jabobsoni populations in infested colonies throughout the British beekeeping season.

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1993

To: 1997

Cost: £230,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory
Bee Health              
Pest Control              
Varroosis (Varroa)              
Fields of Study
Plant Health