Mites targeting Bees cause insecticide stress


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Interesting article on the specific target of a mite, and how that fatty organ is a toxic filter for the bee as well as a nutrient storage. Sort of like your liver. It describes how these mites create sensitivity in bees to environmental conditions the bees have been exposed to for decades without harm, which seems to explain a great deal of the recent struggles of bee colonies.
 

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Good info @DirtMechanic as bees always add nautral beauty to your garden besides helping your plants….it's a shame flies can't be carmed down :mad:
 
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That was a very interesting read, thanks for sharing it here @DirtMechanic (y) So as I understand it, the mites cause such extensive damage to the bees that it makes them less able to take up nutrients and more vulnerable to pesticides, is that right? I hope they manage to find something that will kill the mites without harming the bees, that could really turn the tide here.
 
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