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    Default Zombee fly

    The Zombee researchers made their site public today. For those interested here's the website.

    https://www.zombeewatch.org/
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    Just caught that on a "local" site.. http://www.kgw.com/news/Zombie-bees-...171004911.html
    The site looks more of a detection method, anyone come up with any preventitive measures for hives?

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    They don't even know if its something new, or even a problem yet. It was an accidental discovery. Of course its not a good thing, but it might have been happening for 100's of year undetected.
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    Well, these Zombees fly's are freaking me out. Looking at a current map, there are active infections a few places in New York; one way up in Adirondaks somewhere, in eastern NY around Albany, down in south/eastern Catskills around Kingston, and up north in Vermont.
    These places I just mentioned are in no way the exact locations, just areas that are labeled infected. :-(
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    Default Re: Zombee fly

    Well, I wouldn't worry about it. They've been around forever and have never caused a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    Well, I wouldn't worry about it. They've been around forever and have never caused a problem.
    Anything that has to do with eating brains no mater whose or what, definitely freaks me out.
    I did not know these Zombees fly's have been around a while. What is the protocol for getting them off the bees and out of the hives?
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    Default Re: Zombee fly

    None that I know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    None that I know of.
    Hmmm, an arrow through the head maybe?
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    Perhaps heads of garlic stapled to the hives.
    Oct 31st Hmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ6AR View Post
    Perhaps heads of garlic stapled to the hives.
    Oct 31st Hmmm.
    :-)
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    Default Re: Zombee fly

    Just caught a national article on the "Zombee" apocalypse:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/science/a...e-bees/458952/

    Though this is a weird, gross way for a bee to die, it doesn't sound as though anybody is losing hives over it. Anyone have any experience with the fly actually taking down a hive or hive loss attributable to "Zombee" death?

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