Bees fight back killer mites, and win!

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by GrayGuy, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. GrayGuy

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    Very interesting. It seems as if the bees can can adjust their own behaviour, with or without our help. Not sure what they can do once or if they identify the specific gene?
     

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    Thanks for the article...very encouraging. I need to visit Purdue's program. It is less than two hours away. I have heard good things about what they are doing up there with bee research.
     
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    It would help and speed up the process of finding and developing mite resistant bees if beekeepers all around would have some central research lab they could report to when they come across families that display the desired resistance.
    This is an issue where mass cooperation would go a long way toward helping us all.
    Iddee, Charles, is there a way you could get the forum to play a leading part in this vitally importan effort?
     
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    Enjoyed the article, also enjoyed that thought that the bees might benefit from some genetic manipluation at some point. :)