Thermal death kinetics of the honey bee and its parasite, Varroa destructor
Zachary Huang, email@example.com and Yuchuan Qin, firstname.lastname@example.org. Michigan State Univ, Dept. of Entomology, 243 Natural Science Building, East Lansing, MI
Although many papers have discussed the possibility of using heat to
kill the varroa mite, there is no systematic data showing the thermal
death kinetics of either the varroa mite or its host the honey bee.
Here we present thermal death kinetics of both species by recording
the mortality of both under various temperature-time combinations.
Our data show a large difference in the mortalities between the honey
bee and the varroa mite, especially at temperatures above 50 degrees
Species 1: Hymenoptera Apidae Apismellifera (European honey bee) Species 2: Acarina Varoidae Varroadestructor (varroa mite) Keywords: heat treatment, Varroa mite