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Offline neillsayers

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Re: SHB News
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 05:11:55 pm »
This is really good news and a first step in finding the chink in these little pests armor. :)
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Re: SHB News
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 08:10:23 am »
Great article, rober!  Lot's of great information and a reason to hope for a means of controlling the little buggers.

“The big challenge is identifying control methods that will target SHBs but not harm honey bees,” said geneticist Jay Evans

"Today, the SHB has spread throughout the United States. It is a major problem especially for queen breeders and honey production. SHBs eat everything and anything in a bee colony: pollen, brood, honey, dead adult bees and combs) and cause honey to ferment in the process. If the number of SHBs is high enough, adult bees will abscond from the hive."

"Each dollar invested in agricultural research results in $20 of economic impact." 

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