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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Back to the top. There never really is one cause, there's a chain of causes stretching all the way back to the Big Bang (assuming that account is sound). The universe is, in real sense, nothing...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Oh this is beautiful :) No wonder you didn't want to quote it! From the Abstract, the very first paragraph of the paper:

    "The globally distributed ectoparasite Varroa destructor is a vector for...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Jonathan,

    I'm not sure I've disgreed with that. What is your (and/or) JW's point?

    To be clear my position is:

    1)Following Carrick, my post #44, and More et al, #56 mites tend to vector...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Jonathan,

    Millions and millions of viruses exist at background levels almost everywhere you can to imagine. On your skin and mine, and on bees skin. Millions of different strains and substrains,...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Yes. As I just explained, we've had our wires crossed a little. I apologise for not picking up sooner with that. Let's try to see what separates us:

    1) In many (most?) cases of dwv the primary...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    What hypotheses are being put forward to explain that?

    Damage done prior to treatment? High ambient viral loads? Decreasing innate defences due to removal of adaptive pressure?

    A combination...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Good to hear you acknowlege that.



    That's not a fact: its your position John.

    It isn't mine. Or, lets be fairer: I would load the desiderata differently to you. Breeding is an art - you...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    "One of the serious problems caused by Varroa is the transmission of viruses to honey bees which cause deadly diseases. Viruses found in honey bees have been known to scientists for 50 years and were...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Are you telling me: take away the mites and the viruses remain a problem? Would you like to extract passages of text for us that make that clear?

    Mike
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Come on, we've been around and around with this stuff for years now. If you've never got round to catching up you'll look silly very fast, but there's no-one to blame but yourself. Evolution is a...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    I kinda had you pegged as a disco dude B :)
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    No! Its so obvious no-one would ever fund such a study!

    But in the introduction to:

    Varroa: Still a Problem in the 21st Century? Norman Carreck, the director of the varroa research project at...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Maybe they can. But its very well established that the reason viruses are figuring large in moden beekeeping is because open wounds caused by mites gives them points of entry that they wouldn't...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    I'm in the UK. Honeybees are native.



    Hmm - a little but not entirely


    People have done that for thousands of years without any great difficulty
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    We might be drifting too far off topic now Eduardo.

    Mike (UK)
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    You have to be kidding Juhani. Seriously, you have to be kidding.



    To what extent is do you think that might be due to:

    a) mites becoming more virulent

    b) new viruses/evolving strains...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    I say again: I want my bees to be able to handle the worst the predator-set can throw at them. Its no good me shielding them from what's likely to go on happening for years.

    When raising his...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Kind of you Jonathan - I'll take you up on that offer when I've been convinced that reading it will be good use of my time.

    Mike (UK)
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    This is by no means new knowledge; nor anything unusual. Horizontal transmission is the norm.



    I'm not sure you can speak in terms of 'function' here. Can you show me a quote from a paper...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Again: interesting; but critical knowledge? If so, why? How does this help the putative tf beekeeper?

    Mike (UK)
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Is 'elimination' the right word, or is what happened that the dwv populations exploded and became dominant, while the others remained at low levels?

    Anyway: interesting; but critical knowledge? ...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Interesting. I can only see the abstract Jonathan - do you have access to the complete text? If so, can you tell me if the context of the study is treated hives or untreated - or a mix?
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Surely evolution would tend to adjust the virulence toward viral mildness. It isn't in the mites interest (or the bees) to have a strong virus removing the available energy quickly.

    What...
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    Re: bispham's causal chain

    Thanks for saving it SP.

    The context here is: during a conversation about dwv I'd remarked that the virus wasn't the primary problem - varroa was. Somebody expressed bewilderment with that...
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    Re: How to develop a treatment free apiary?

    I disagree with this. You might be lucky with your setting, but you might not, and fail where you could have succeded for want of a liitle forethought and action.

    If you think there are better...
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