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Download and read online European Research on Varroatosis Control in PDF and EPUB Proceedings of a Meeting of the EC Experts' Group, Bad Homburg, Oct. 1986. Topics covered: the current situation of Varroatosis in European countries, biology of Varroa jacobsoni Oud, microbes and laboratory techniques, control methods. No subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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