A reddish-brown, oval mite (Varroa destructor) that parasitizes honeybees and can cause the death of colonies.
(beekeeping, chiefly New Zealand) Infestation with the mite Varroa destructor, or the disease caused by such mites.
These bees are resistant to varroa.
Origin of varroa
- New Latin Varroa genus name after Marcus Terentius Varro
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the genus name Varroa