عنوان مقاله [English]
In this study, 180 apiaries have been studied related to an apiary located in the village called Era in Mazandaran due to the loss and production decline. This village is located in Telmadarre countryside of Sari-based Chahardange district that is considered as an appropriate location for breeding honey bee because of favorable climatic conditions, diverse vegetation and natural springs. By the analyses conducted at parasitology unit of Mazandaran central laboratory at veterinary organization, a large number of external parasite larvae have been isolated from honey bees body surface and from their head shape, eyes, mandibles, antennas and hairs at the last abdominal segment, it has been determined that 40 percent of the honey bees under study are infected by blister beetle larvae (Meloe variegates sp.) that is reported for the first time in this province.