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Offline Wis Bee

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« on: May 17, 2005, 11:20:45 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005, 11:39:16 PM »
quote from that site:

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The bees' nemesis, the eight-legged Varroa destructor mite, is the size of a pin head. It gets inside the bees' airways, begins feasting and blocks breathing. It also eats bee larvae.



looks like they got some of the mite facts wrong, cant tell varroa from trachel mites.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2005, 11:41:15 PM »
i noticed that too....
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Offline Horns Pure Honey

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2005, 09:21:54 AM »
Just like the media to screw things up.
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2005, 10:49:19 AM »
The just simplyfied it for the readers.  Turned two mites into one and combined their characteristics.  Never let the facts get in the way of simplyfying the story.  :)
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2005, 12:11:39 AM »
Dear lord dont say that, before you know it they would be writing a story about a new super mite. :D
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