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Offline Javin

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New parasite attacking honey bees.
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:57:49 AM »
Since we didn't have anything else to worry about, now there's apparently a fly that targets honey bees and lays eggs in them.  And it's super aggressive:
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/07/24/are-zombie-bees-infiltrating-your-neighborhood/

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Re: New parasite attacking honey bees.
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 08:25:55 PM »
bees are probly smokin bath salts, not a fly.

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Re: New parasite attacking honey bees.
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 09:26:38 AM »
Interesting, San Francisco and Sioux Falls.....so far.
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Re: New parasite attacking honey bees.
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 11:02:46 AM »
Crap! Not again.

They found a parasitic fly that was reported by this same person back in January. Here is a link: http://news.yahoo.com/zombie-fly-parasite-killing-honeybees-230200867.html

Funny how we discussed this back 7 months ago, and I commented that researchers and bee labs would be lining up for grants and seeking funds to do fly research. Oh wait.....this is what this article is all about.  ;)

Never mind.  :roll:
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Re: New parasite attacking honey bees.
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 07:40:15 PM »
Mike, how much in research funds did you ask for?    :-D