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Author Topic: New Bio-Control for Varroa  (Read 1183 times)
Vetch
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« on: August 05, 2008, 08:23:45 PM »

A New Zealand research team claims to have developed a natural control of Varroa mites based on a fungus (Metarhizium) that is harmless to bees, but lethal to the mites.  Sounds promising!

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/16062/scientists-find-way-treat-hives-with-varroa-mites
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 09:08:40 PM »

Very old news.  It has been talked about now for several years and nothing has come of it.  Try a search here and on beesource for "Metarhizium" and you'll find MANY discussions several years ago.
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