I have been following this from the reports in the Science weekly and here is just a snipit from the publication;
Preliminary tests of the attractant have been promising. â€œFor example, we are able to induce 35 to 50 percent of mites to drop off of bees when we present them with either of the two attractants, and more than 60 percent of free mites are attracted to these chemicals in biological tests,â€ Teal reports. Moreover, it doesnâ€™t appear that the extra dose of semiochemicals wafting through the hive interferes with the honey beesâ€™ normal behavior or activity to any significant degree, adds Teal, who, along with postdoctoral associate Adrian Duehl and University of Florida collaborator Mark J. Carroll, reported the results this past January at the 2009 North American Beekeeping Conference in Reno, Nevada.
Lets hope there is some foundation to these reports.