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Offline Understudy

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Bees in Iran not doing so well
« on: February 05, 2008, 09:17:49 PM »
http://www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=57499&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

Looks like someone needs to teach them small cell.

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Re: Bees in Iran not doing so well
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 01:21:01 PM »
"Managing director of the Union of Beekeepers said that Varroa mites have infested 80% of the hives in Iran blaming the situation on the removal of subsidies on medicines to combat the pest thus making the drug unaffordable."

Interesting that pesticides are referred to as "medicine", and that the gov't gets blamed for Varroa. I'd personally be hesitant to speak ill about someone with the title of "Agricultural Jihad Minister".

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Re: Bees in Iran not doing so well
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 08:39:37 PM »
>Looks like someone needs to teach them small cell.

Or at least oxalic acid... it only costs pennies a hive to treat with that.

I do find the references to "medicine" and "drug" odd for a pesticide.  I wonder which one they are using?

>I'd personally be hesitant to speak ill about someone with the title of "Agricultural Jihad Minister".

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Re: Bees in Iran not doing so well
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 09:06:37 PM »
  I bet it's hard for the girls to fly in a Burka too. ( Yeah, I know, I just couldn't help it.)
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