Isle of Wight disease

Isle of Wight disease
paralysis of muscles of flight in honeybees due to tracheal infestation by the mite Acarapis woodi.

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  • isle of wight disease — ˈwīt Usage: usually capitalized I&W Etymology: Isle of Wight, island in the English channel constituting a county of England : a serious European disease of adult honeybees caused by a minute mite (Acarapis woodi) * * * Isle of Wight disease noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • History of the Isle of Wight — Today, the Isle of Wight is rich in historical and archaeological sites dating from prehistoric periods from an extraordinary wealth of fossil discoveries including dinosaur bones through to remains from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman periods …   Wikipedia

  • acarine disease — noun : Isle of Wight disease of honeybees; also : any disease caused by ticks or mites * * * acarine disease noun A disease of bees due to mites in the spiracles • • • Main Entry: ↑acarus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diseases of the honey bee — or abnormal hive conditions include: Contents 1 Pests and parasites 1.1 Varroa mites 1.1.1 Treatment 1.2 Acarine (Tracheal) mit …   Wikipedia

  • Buckfast bee — The Buckfast hybrid bee was a honey bee developed by Brother Adam , (born Karl Kehrle in 1898 in Germany), who was in charge of beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey. In the early 20th century bee populations were being decimated by Isle of Wight disease …   Wikipedia

  • Bureau of Entomology — The Bureau of Entomology was a unit within the Federal government of the United States from 1894 to 1934. It developed from a section of the Department of Agriculture which had been working on entomological researches and allied issues relating… …   Wikipedia

  • Acarapis — Aca·ra·pis (a karґə pis) a genus of mites. A. wooґdi is a tracheal mite of the honeybee, the cause of Isle of Wight disease …   Medical dictionary

  • acarapis — əˈkarəpə̇s noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from acar + Latin apis bee : a genus of minute mites that are chiefly parasitic on insects and include a species (A. woodi) that invades the tracheae of honeybees causing Isle of Wight… …   Useful english dictionary

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

  • Ventnor — infobox UK place country = England map type=Isle of Wight official name= Ventnor latitude= 50.5976 longitude= 1.2084 population = 7000 unitary england= Isle of Wight lieutenancy england= Isle of Wight region= South East England constituency… …   Wikipedia

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