Re: randy oliver article in january '17 abj
I'm less certain of this. The presumption is that there are existing genetics that will somehow overcome varroa. I haven't seen evidence of this. There are those, such as yourself, who have had success but those successes haven't been exportable to the larger population of beekeepers. We don't actually know the reasons for you success.
Originally Posted by squarepeg
The professional beekeeping community and entomologists have been searching for the right mix for decades and have yet to find it.
I think that we've selected the best group of traits from the existing pool...and this is as good as our bees are going to be with regard to varroa.
At the end of the day....it is only our opinions. Neither of us...or actually none of us have 'the facts'. But....it will be interesting to see what Randy Oliver's opinion might be.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson