Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Varroa Life cycle .. a question about details of timing

Varroa Life cycle ..  details of timing

The Module 3 (extremely useful) study notes provided by the Mid Bucks Beekeeping Association include a diagram of the varroa life-cycle, on page 16, which states that “Time taken from egg to adult for males is 5-6 days and for females is 7-8 days”. These numbers are widely repeated on information pages about varroa, often together with the beautiful illustration drawn by Byron Alexander (below).