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Author Topic: Interesting news story - Parasitic flys on bees.  (Read 857 times)
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« on: January 05, 2012, 01:13:44 AM »

I thought this was rather fascinating.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/8398712/parasitic-fly-may-explain-bee-deaths
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 07:35:02 AM »

I agree Bernsad. If they're correct and from reading that article they may very well be, it would explain that debilitating phenomenon that has been such a mystery to beekeepers and scientists everywhere.
It may be now that all they need is a biological "can of Mortein" to bring the parasite under control.
Thanks for posting that.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 08:18:50 PM »

I find it fascinating that an insect can have an even smaller insect as a parasite. It wouldn't surprise me if those flys had something parasitising them as well.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 12:22:06 PM »

For those fleas have lesser fleas,
to scratch and claw and bite'em.
And these fleas have lesser fleas,
so on, Ad Infinitum...
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 06:23:13 AM »

Do bacteria live on bacteria?
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 08:38:12 AM »

And it may just be another case of media hype.


Read reply #8.

http://www.beekeepingforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5252&p=42597#p42597
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