Apis ceranae and varroa.

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melon 

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Any ideas as to why Apis ceranae are able to coexist with varroa, whereas Apis mellifera succumb. I am guessing that perhaps they have a shorter brood cycle?
 

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Exactly that. In Cerana they can only breed successfully in drone brood, so the infestation never reaches problem levels.
 

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And they swarm very readily, taking only a very few phoretic mites to the new colony.
 

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and doesn't A. ceranae have a tendency to entomb infested larvae, so that neither the bee nor the varroa emerge?
 
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