to ghost town (or
say ghost hive?)! The place where vampire mites can freely feed on your
blood and there is nothing you can do about it - as they are invisible.
To make matters worse, they also infect you with a virus that leaves you paralysed and
leads to the certain death of your colony.
Sounds like a
You bet it is! A nightmare not only for bees but also for the
beekeepers who keep them. But how do the mites turn themselves
invisible and does the virus help them do this? This is exactly what I
am investigating as part of my PhD project.
Want to know more? Simply use the links on the left to
find out more about a bee's recognition system, vampire
mites, bee viruses and the project itself.
For more information feel free to contact me:
Department of Animal & Plant Sciences
Alfred Denny Building
SJ Martin and Prof RK
Funded by: BBSRC and East