Mite-virus alliance could be bringing down honeybees

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DOUBLE-TEAMED  Deformed wing virus can cripple honeybees by ravaging their wings during development. A new study suggests that the virus may also make it easier for the Varroa destructor mite to feed and reproduce on young bees. 

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