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    Default Re: dsRNA ingested by bees is transferred to the Varroa mite and from mite on to a pa

    Mites are related to spiders, so could this defect affect a spider that happened to catch a bee in its web? Then a possible reduction in the populations of beneficial spiders.

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    Default Re: dsRNA ingested by bees is transferred to the Varroa mite and from mite on to a pa

    see the second half of post # 78
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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    Default Re: dsRNA ingested by bees is transferred to the Varroa mite and from mite on to a pa

    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
    Incredibly it almost seems as though a consensus has been reached and all of this without any guidance from New York City.
    I suppose those rooftop hives in NYC are being tested for dsRNA?
    Regards, Barry

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