Re: Treatment Free "Thriving" vs. Treated "Thriving" - Is it Fair to Compare?
You'll just have to think of it as a lead for now. Take it or leave it. I'll undertake to share it with you if I bump into it, and if I remember, and if you haven't irritated me too much. I'll hope I can expect the same of you.
Originally Posted by Oldtimer
Apart from anything else its common sense! Do you think it needs every single patriline to exhibit every single mite-management behaviour? The more you have, the better things will be, up to a point where that's no longer the case. (Over-expression of some traits brings undesirable costs - bees are uncapping too much when they should be getting in honey or something of that sort. That's something else I've read in the literature, and I can't direct you to it. I think its attached to Marla Spivak's work in my mind, but I'm not 100% sure. It wasn't recently that I read it.)
It can be difficult and frustrating and time consuming tracking down scientific items like this, and I sympathise with you. You really want to know, and you feel I'm much closer to the answer than you. Actually I'm probably not (though I might be).
I often wish I was more of a catalogue type, but I'm not, I'm a skimmer, unless I'm working on a definite narrow project and I know I'll want a reference to hand.
The race isn't always to the swift, nor the fight to the strong, but that's the way to bet