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Uruguay study shows Africanized bees groom Verroa Destructor mites

This behavior is key to recovering from the Verroa mite epidemic. Ciro Invernizzi and colleagues from the Facultad de Ciencias, Montevideo, Uruguay, compared grooming behaviour in Italian (Apis mellifera ligustica) and Africanized bees. They found that at the individual level, Africanized bees showed a higher…