"Darwinian black box selection for resistance to settled invasive Varroa..."
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  1. #1
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    Default "Darwinian black box selection for resistance to settled invasive Varroa..."

    https://link.springer.com/article/10...30-019-02001-0

    haven't read through it yet but sounds interesting.
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: "Darwinian black box selection for resistance to settled invasive Varroa..."

    The number of colonies suggested as a starting population is way too small. It takes a minimum of 200 colonies in a starting population of honeybees to avoid genetic erosion.

    They suggest positive selection for varroa resistance while avoiding the effect of susceptible colonies turning into mite bombs.
    NW Alabama, 50 years, 20 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest

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    Default Re: "Darwinian black box selection for resistance to settled invasive Varroa..."

    Just wondering, there doesn't seem to be a discussion or results at most scientific papers have. Wonder about the funding and the sites listed as well. Not a scientist, so just wondering.

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