Population dynamics of Varroa destructor in colonies of Apis mellifera macedonica in Greece
Michel Kokkinis and Vasilios Liakos
Population dynamics of Varroa destructor were studied for two years (April 1999-April 2001) in 12 Apis mellifera macedonica colonies located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Colonies were not treated with acaricide. Mite population development was characterized by: (a) a period of increase from the end of March to mid-summer, followed by (b) a period of stabilization or marginal increase characterized by fluctuations and ending late October/early November, followed by (c) a period of decrease from October to the following March.
Varroa destructor, population dynamics, Apis mellifera macedonica