Classification Kingdom: Animalia (Animal) Phylum: Euarthropoda (Arthropod) Class: Insecta (Insect) Order: Hymenoptera (includes: wasps, bees, & ants) Family: Apidea (largest family of bees) Genus: Apis (Latin for Bee) Species: Millifera (Latin for Honey Bearer) The Caste System Honey Bees live in a social community collectively called a colony.  The job of each individual depends...

Varroa mite has been prioritized by the Southern IPM Center as a #1 target to ensure honey bee survival.Southern Integrated Pest Management Center http://www.sipmc.org/SIPMC/assets/File/SERAPriorities2017(1).pdf. Varroa mites, under 10x magnification. What are Varroa mites? Varroa destructor (Varroa mite) is an external parasitic mite that feeds on and reproduces exclusively...