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February/March Science News Digest

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Posted in Bee Headlines in the News Varroa - testing and treatment

Tropilaelaps mite: A Fate Worse than Varroa

Dr. Ramsey fundamentally changed our understanding of Varroa mites in his most recent publication Varroa destructor feeds primarily on honey bee fat body tissue and not hemolymph. He has since uncovered a pest potentially more dangerous than Varroa – Tropilaelaps.

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Find Out What Pesticides Are Lurking in Your Hives

Nancy Ostiguy from Pennsylvania State University Center for Pollinator Research analyzed pesticide residues in pollen and wax comb samples found in apiaries from University of Maine, USDA-ARS at Baton Rouge, University of Florida, University of Minnesota and Washington State University.

Posted in Bee Headlines in the News Varroa - testing and treatment

Dr. Ramsey Fundamentally Changes Our Understanding of Varroa destructor Mites

Much of the knowledge about Varroa was derived from closely related parasitic and predatory mites. Assumption that Varroa mites were blood-sucking was propagated by “chain citing” an English-language study referring to rudimentary Russian-language Varroa publications. However, there are some important differences that prompted Dr. Ramsey to investigate this assumption and conclude that Varroa destructor feeds primarily on honey bee fat tissue and not hemolymph.

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January – Science News Digest

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Posted in Bee Headlines in the News Small Hive Beetles - testing and treatment

The Problem with Fipronil

Beekeepers struggle to find safe, natural ways to eliminate SHB. Milwaukee, WI based company Strong Microbials Inc has a product in the pipeline that offers natural, microbial based solutions for SHB.

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Antiviral Properties of Mushroom Extracts

Researchers and Oregon based company, Fungi Perfecti, test the anti-viral effects of mushroom extracts in honey bees.

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December – Science News Digest

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Topics Covered:
-Assessing viral load in Varroa resistant honeybee popluations.
-Using statistics and hive weight to determine performance.
-Impact of Nosema ceranae on honeybee gut health.

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