pan-european assessment, monitoring, and mitigation of stressors on the health of bees
Award-winning PoshBee essay on the lifecycle of the Varroa Mite
In October 2022, Eleanor Attridge (PoshBee partner from the Federation of Beekeepers of Ireland Associations [FIBKA]) won the annual UK National Honey Show essay competition on the topic of "Lifecycle of the Varroa Mite".
Essay by Eleanor Attridge, published in BBKA News.
The Varroa mite is the most significant threat to honey bees’ survival, weakening their immune system, which can lead to very high winter losses. Eleanor’s essay discusses its life stages and effects on honey bee colonies, as studied in the PoshBee project.
You can now download and read the full essay, published in the BBKA News magazine in February 2023, here.