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WHAT IS THE VARROA SENSITIVE HYGIENE TRAIT?

Rae Butler, Queen Breeder at Bee Smart Breeding

This is the first of a series of articles on varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH), a behavioural trait of honey bees proven to assist bees in becoming resistant to varroa mites (Varroa destructor).

Click here to download the first article as a PDF.

This article was originally published in the August 2017 edition of The New Zealand BeeKeeper, vol.25 n.7, and is reprinted with their permission.

VSH part 2 published NZ Beekeeper Oct 2017 - Download here

VSH article part 3 published NZ Beekeeper Nov 2017 - Download here.