Varroa mite pesticide University of Sydney research hormone receptors

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
August 1 2022 - 11:00pm
THREAT: A Varroa mite (inset) which creates headaches for European honey bees, and thus many areas requiring pollination.

IT'S never been done before, but Australian scientists are confident they create a pesticide that kills varroa mite without harming bees.


Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

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