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  1. #1
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    Default Australian Mud Virus

    Just heard about this. Don't know anything about it. Does anyone know anything about Australian Mud Virus in the brood of honeybees?
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    Maybe this :https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/04-152
    It was originally thought to be a form of KBV but now seems to be a nutrition problem.

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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    You are pulling our legs, aren't you Mark?

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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    Only if someone is pulling my leg. I took the guy that I heard about it from seriously.
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    Great, we'll probably import that to America too.

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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    The cause is officially unknown. But having chatted with some beekeepers from those parts, my own theory it's not a disease, but something the bees gather in that area that harms them.

    In fact we have a similar issue in my country, although more severe, when bees gather nectar from the Karaka tree, a plant introduced here maybe a thousand years ago by Maori as it was a food source for them.

    Karaka nectar wreaks havock to the hives, but thankfully it's fairly uncommon.

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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    Sounds like neonicatinoind's being described as something else! Those of us that see it keep getting nocked down for our beliefs!
    Leer Family Honey Farm-Shannon Leer

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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    Neo - What?

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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    What source do you suspect neo-nic poisoning from?

    I think the 'muck' has been around Oz for a long time before these systemic insecticides.

    We have plants in California that are toxic to bees also.

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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by loggermike View Post
    I think the 'muck' has been around Oz for a long time before these systemic insecticides.
    Some neonics have been around for quite a while now.

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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Show-me View Post
    Great, we'll probably import that to America too.
    If it's importable we probably already have.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
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    Default Re: Australian Mud Virus

    That's why I asked about it.

    Supposedly it looks like AFB, but it isn't and TM works on it.
    Mark Berninghausen
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