Our association met last night and we had a visitor from Holland who is the researcher/developer of a new idea for treatment of CCD. He is Rik ter Horst President of the company Beeingalive. His studies began in Holland which has very few commercial beekeepers but did comparison studies of treated and non treated. Side by side comparisons dropped CCD loses from 38% down to zero or low percentages.
He is actually wanting beekeeps here now to do the same studies and we had several volunteer their hives to be part . Its actually a mineral enhanced pollen substitute patty that stays on the hives year round. He had tried mixing it in sugar water but the larvae are the development stage of the bee that needs the minerals so it only worked for a short time.
Anyway he will be going to several other counties in Texas. He had just left Florida doing the same.
The hive beetle problems here are severe and he was informed of that problem as well because they do not have hive beetles in Holland.
His website is http://www.beeingalive.com/
And is also on Facebook.