Is this 'put your position into simple language for us? Trying to blind us with science? Deliberately obstructing the discussion of the simple methods required to keep bees treatment free? In fact what does it have to do with treatment-free beekeeping at all?

Mike

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Adam:

Here is a quote from a poster board presentation by Wayne Hunter et al.:

"Traditional PCR along with gel electrophoresis for each of these bee viruses showed that DWV and KBV have integrated into a segment of the A. mellifera genome."

http://flaentsoc.org/09festufts_hunter_integrate.pdf

Let me explain that the whole field of research involving retrotransposition into the Honeybee genome went 'dark' around this time.

I have found active retrotransposon activity in the R2 region of the 28s rDNA of A. mellifera however.

It's going to take some time for this field to open up again though.