Re: Darwinian black box selection for resistance Varroa destructor
Originally Posted by Alex Madsen
Not in 200 years the bees were introduced there.
Some adaptation phenomenon did occurs and has been occuring as we speak.
Which is probably rather a norm, granted many other examples.
Just a not understood norm; not trivialized "Darwinian selection".
No one really knows the stuff.
They just keep talking as if they know something (either for or against).
Like I have been saying - lots of "smart people say lots of smart words"....... (I better stop here anymore, not to repeat myself).
Meanwhile, the original Far Eastern bees have been doing fine.
.... (the officials and the official science tell to treat them too - last I checked; the bees are doing fine despite the official "party policy").
There is so much of empirical evidence - not sure what else is left to say.
The "experts" should figure it out.
I am also getting tired of talking of the Bashkortostan wild bees
........................(PS: these are largely the original, "old", long-term wild bees - NOT a "new", recently formed hybrid as in "Russian Far Eastern" stock - just to make this clear)..........
the process is happening in front of our own eyes (the "scientists" - get in there and study - it is all right there and right now);
the local bee tree runners there are NOT concerned of the mites anymore after 50 years of the "screaming wolf" by the officials and the official science;
the locals are concerned with the importations of the outside bees that pollute the indigenous stock - that is the true issue on hand at the moment for them.
Last edited by GregV; 10-18-2019 at 10:46 AM.
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