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Thursday, 23 December 2010

British research offers hope in varroa battle

British scientists have developed a method that allows researchers to "switch off" genes in the bee-destroying varroa mite, which could eventually be used to drive the mites to "self-destruct".

The treatment is at an early, experimental stage but could be developed into an anti-varroa medicine, the BBC reported. Link for more info.

1 comment:

Steve Blacksmith said...

I noticed some honey for sale from John Phillips's bees, who has talked to us about bees and their current problems, at a meeting a few years ago.
The honey was in Valley Organics, Market St. Hebden Bridge.