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Offline bernsad

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Re: Interesting news story - Parasitic flys on bees.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 08:35:02 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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Re: Interesting news story - Parasitic flys on bees.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 09:18:50 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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Re: Interesting news story - Parasitic flys on bees.
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 01:22:06 PM »
For those fleas have lesser fleas,
to scratch and claw and bite'em.
And these fleas have lesser fleas,
so on, Ad Infinitum...
"Thinking is like sin, them that doesn't is scairt of it, and them that does gets to liking it so much they can't quit!"  -Josh Billings.

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Re: Interesting news story - Parasitic flys on bees.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 07:23:13 AM »
Do bacteria live on bacteria?

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Re: Interesting news story - Parasitic flys on bees.
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 09:38:12 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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