Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: ARS microscopy research helps unravel the workings of a major honey bee pest

(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) ARS research reverses decades of scientific dogma regarding how a major honey bee pest -- Varroa destructor mites -- feeds on honey bees. The mites feed on honey bees' fat body tissue (an organ similar to the human liver) rather than on bees' 'blood,' (or hemolymph). Varroa mites are considered the greatest single driver of the global honey bee colony losses.