If you recall the experiments where the effects of methyl alkanes where examined, and how the lipid layer on Varroa can 'take in' bee odors, it does suggest something to me.Good presentation and information on life cycle and VM's capability to infect a hive.....My question is what do I do different based on the information in this presentation for mite management than what is current practice?....Chemical Treatment, brood breaks, Hygienic genetics, powdered sugar? Little buggers, Kill them all!
For anyone who already understands the varroa lifecycle...probably nothing in their strategy changes. It simply adds to our understanding of the enemy. And the accumulation of knowledge (hopefully), in the long haul, helps us to deal with them.what do I do different based on the information in this presentation for mite management than what is current practice