[ExI] Bees again

spike spike66 at att.net
Thu Jan 5 01:17:50 UTC 2012

>... On Behalf Of BillK
Subject: [ExI] Bees again

Fly Parasite Turns Honeybees Into Zombies
Date: 03 January 2012

>...As if deadly viruses and fungi weren't enough, honeybees in North
America now must also deal with a fly parasite that causes them to leave
their hive and die after wandering about in a zombie-like stupor, a new
study shows.
Now researchers have discovered honeybees parasitized by A. borealis in 24
of 31 sites across the San Francisco Bay area, as well as other commercial
hives in California and South Dakota.  Original Study report:

Thanks Bill.  As I did in 2007, I am seeing a number of dying honeybees,
staggering about on the ground.  Now I have an idea.  I will take the dying
bee and keep it in a glass jar, to see if phorids emerge after a few days.
In retrospect, that is a perfectly logical experiment, but I hadn't thought
of it before.


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