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Bee Mites


The number of honeybees who live in the wild in Oregon has been diminished by 98 percent by parasitic mites. When the Asian broodmites move in, they destroy entire colonies at a time.

First Broadcast: 1999
Producer: Jim Newman

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Mountain Goats; Bee Mites; Clamming

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1006