The Varroa mite is public enemy number one for bees. However, some Western honey bee colonies are starting to fight the parasites themselves. A European-American network of researchers and volunteers intends to reinforce this behavior via breeding, thereby creating Varroa-resistant bee colonies.
// The Varroa mite is the key threat to the Western honey bee.
// However, some bee colonies developed the capability to remove the parasite from their hive.
// The Arista Bee Research Foundation hopes to strengthen and establish this behavior through breeding.