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Javin
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« on: July 25, 2012, 10:57:49 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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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 07:25:55 PM »

bees are probly smokin bath salts, not a fly.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 08:26:38 AM »

Interesting, San Francisco and Sioux Falls.....so far.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 10:02:46 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.  Wink

Never mind.  rolleyes
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 06:40:15 PM »

Mike, how much in research funds did you ask for?    grin 
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