Environmental DNA tool could be crucial in early detection of Varroa mite in hives

October 17th, 2023

Stock & Land, Other, 16/10/2023, Philippe Perez
Alcohol washes and sugar shakes have been the go-to methods to detect Varroa mite, but a third management system aims to contribute significantly to Australia’s management efforts – genetics. Researchers from the CSIRO have been using environmental DNA (eDNA) from hives and honey for early detection of the parasite.

Read more: https://www.stockandland.com.au/story/8387560/genetic-research-aiming-to-help-with-varroa-mite-management/