Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Tiny killer that could wipe out the honeybee: Scientists find mite is eating the insect's ORGANS

  • Tiny mite, called Varroa destructor, eats one of the honey bee's organs
  • Called the fat body, it serves many of the same functions as the human liver 
  • Causes bee to lose ability to detoxify pesticides and robs them of food stores
Tiny killer that could wipe out the honeybee: Scientists find mite is eating the insect's ORGANS

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