I know that they are sometimes afflicted with maybes.does the varroa attack the other social wasp like they do the honeybees?
and if not WHY ???
wondering if there is a chemical they they give off that protects them from mights --
this is also of the other diseases as well......
If they can get varroa mites onto fire ants I would be tickled!!! Fire ants are everywhere.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2256338
'We are developing genomic resources for Varroa mites, a serious pest of honey bees, fire ants, and the paper wasp Polistes dominulus, both excellent models for study the evolution of social behavior.'
Now we know how they got viruses integrated into their genome (varroa has DWV integrated into its genome as well).