Re: Europe bans neonics in all 27 countries - landmark day for bees
How did mites become a problem in the first place? Nobody was treating bees then. In effect you are saying that if a certain percentage, yet unknown of beekeepers start doing what all beekeepers where doing that bees will come to resist a parasite that they where never able to resist int eh first place.
Originally Posted by trance
I am aware there are other issues surrounding all of this. breeding for VHS for one. but it would be interesting to know how you see this an eventual outcome. I do not even see direct effort as all that effective. the breeding of VSH for example. I not only do not see it producing very effective results. but to make it worse even if it where the beekeeping community at large is not buying it. So even if breeders did manage to breed the perfectly resistant bee. they would then have the task of selling it. and that is never goign to happen. Only a fraction of beekeepers are going to pay for queens even if they are mite resistant. I have been told on several occasions that the idea of producing 1000 queens per year is not realistic. how could all breeders combined then produce 1.8 million of them a year? In reality breeders would never be capable of filling a demand beyond a small percentage of all colonies.
I don't really mean to pick the comment apart bit by bit. this is actually just a small portion of the entire thought that went through my mind upon reading your claim. it is not realistic. It does not take the real world or what is required to accomplish something into account.
Not to mention that I completely disagree with the idea evolution even exists. The theories put for by Darwin in the Origins of Species where disproven before his own death. he admitted his theory was disproven himself. He stated that at eh time he wrote the book the fossil record was not adequate as evidence. but before his death he admitted that the fossil record had become adequate enough to prove his theory was wrong. for evolution to be correct you would have to be able to find fossils that could not be distinguished from one species to the other. and that clearly is not so. That they teach it does not make it truth. It just makes it taught.
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