Another Species of Varroa Mite Threatens Honeybees (image) Purdue University Share Print E-Mail Caption Varroa mites are considered the biggest bee health problem worldwide. Here, a Varroa destructor mite has latched on to the upper-right side of a honeybee's abdomen to feed. Credit Purdue University/Tom Campbell Usage Restrictions Please credit Purdue University/Tom Campbell Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.