Re: Monsanto & Bayer Working On Varroa Mite Solutions
I will say that in total Victor is making a train a bit longer. From the arguments I have seen in various conversation.
1. it is not Varroa that kill bees. it is the viruses that Varroa make the bees susceptible to.
2. Bees are not prone to being infested with Varroa IF it where not for the Neonics weakening them enough to make them a suitable host.
3. then we all know that neonic are not harmful to bees even though they are a pesticide. because nobody targets bees when they are applied. of course nobody is in the corn field apply nics to corn plants with an eye dropper but we are pretty certain that the mass application methods that it is applied with could not possibly result in contamination of the entire environment. It could not even result in the partial contamination of the environment. Nics have some way of only apply to plant if their is intent involved.
So we have a poison that weakens the bees so they are susceptible to a parasite that infects them with a virus that kills them.
Or we could really stretch our imaginations and think that a pesticide in fact kills an insect.
Last edited by Daniel Y; 06-27-2013 at 10:54 PM.
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