Possible vorroa control

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Possible vorroa control

Unread post by Vance G » February 20th, 2012, 10:31 pm

What do you think? You will have to paste and click I am not an educated man.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/ne ... 312256.stm

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Re: Possible vorroa control

Unread post by Countryboy » February 21st, 2012, 7:06 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/ne ... 312256.stm

It sounds along the same lines as the Remebee stuff being developed. It seems big on theory, and little on practicality at this point. They seem to be having some difficulties getting the RNA into the varroa mite.

It'd probably be easier to find a bacteria or virus that naturally kills the mite, but doesn't hurt the bee - and then innoculate the hive with that.
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