Re: Finding Mite Resistance - The Journey
Unlink the genetic linkage disequilibrium of defensiveness and varroa resistance in scutellata. Easy enough, right? In temperate zones, natural selection should favor the unlinkage because of the survival costs associated with unneeded defensive traits such as surplus guard bees who could otherwise be foraging. And artificial breeding should likewise favor the unlinkage because beekeepers don't like defensiveness but do like varroa resistance and varroa tolerance. Can the traits be unlinked? Probably. Look at Puerto Rico, maybe.
Originally Posted by WesternWilson
David. The way you want to keep bees is most likely at least as good as any way that I could suggest. Probably better.