Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?
Well, the local adaptions have to do with the locally persistent factors (those that persisted for long enough).
Originally Posted by Litsinger
But local adaptions are irrelevant (initially) with regard to the newly imported factor (a mite).
Once the newly imported factor becomes one of the "locally persistent factors" - the local bee will become adapted to it.
So, unsure what was expected of the native British Black bee - when exposed to a brand new pest.
It is only normal for a die-off to occur.
Then it is normal for a rebound to occur (in time) for as long as the species is resilient enough - which it is (the darn bees are very resilient and adaptable, on the species level).
I don't get the Brother Adams' logic.
PS: well, I can only understand his logic with this qualifier - "the change must occur quickly enough FOR ME, for my time frame" - that I can understand from the personal point (you want to see your work results) - not necessarily the best results, but rather quick results.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.