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Offline Vetch

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New Bio-Control for Varroa
« on: August 05, 2008, 09:23:45 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

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: New Bio-Control for Varroa
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 10:08:40 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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