Gli "alieni" nemici delle nostre api

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The "aliens" enemies of our bees

Valeria Todeschini

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Beekeepers have always had to deal with numerous adversities of bees such as predators, parasites and germs, sometimes aliens, that is accidentally introduced from other continents and able to adapt to new environmental conditions. Among all the best known is Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman), a parasitic mite found in Italy for the first time in the early 1980s and now endemic in our territories. In the last three years two new enemies of bees have been reported in Italy, the small bee-hive beetle and the Vespa velvet beetle, two insects very different in biology and type of damage that they are able to cause (the first is a parasite, the second a predator) but which constitute a real threat to national beekeeping.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The "aliens" enemies of our bees
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)N/A-N/A
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Asian hornet
  • Honey bee
  • Small hive beetle


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