varroa

[vahr-oh-uh]
noun
a small mite, Varroa jacobsoni, that is a parasite of the honeybee.
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Severe varroa infestations can decimate a hive if measures aren't taken to stop them.
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Varroa mites are blood-sucking parasites of honeybees that can weaken or destroy hives.
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