varroa

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English[edit]

A honeybee with deformed wings attributed to deformed wing virus, which is transmitted by Varroa destructor
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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name Varroa

Noun[edit]

varroa (uncountable)

  1. (beekeeping, chiefly New Zealand) Infestation with the mite Varroa destructor, or the disease caused by such mites
    These bees are resistant to varroa.
    • 2009 January 29, Don Farmer, “Shop forced to shut as bees swarm”:
      Swarms were reasonably common place in rural areas when New Zealand had a large feral bee population but few wild bees now survive due to varroa disease.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (condition of infestation of a colony by Varroa mites): varroatosis

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