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Do bee's have flea's?

Not fleas as such, but there are a couple of parasites such as Braula coeca, sometimes called the bee louse, but that's not so common now. Of much more importance is Varroa destructor. The varroa mite is endemic now in… Full Answer

Why do varroa mites attract to bees?

Varroa mites have specialized to feed off bees by piercing the bee's exoskeleton and sucking the haemolymph. This is why varroa is such a pest. Bees attacked by varroa quickly become weakened, and varroa can also carry other diseases. Beekeepers… Full Answer