What are the Greatest Threats to Honey Bees?

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When your San Diego home or business is taken over by a swarm or hive of honey bees, it can be hard to believe that honey bees are a threatened species with declining numbers. But like most other species on earth, honey bees face a variety of dangers that impact their survival and ability to…

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What is a Varroa Mite?

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Honeybees are mighty, but they certainly are not invincible. Bees face threats from all sides, including habitat loss, pesticides and disease. But, did you know that one of the greatest threats to the honeybee population is only one millimeter in size? Varroa mites feed on honeybees and spread deadly viruses throughout colonies. The small but…

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