336Re: [beemonitoring] Disease spread vector
- Jun 25, 2008
>We could unwittingly introduce new problems toregions that lacked them before. Witness the spread of tracheal mites
and Varroa mites by beekeepers around the US.
>James H. CaneUSDA-ARS Bee Biology and Systematics Lab
Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 USA
Trying to learn:
An issue of sharing a pond bank with possibly diseased neighbor's
bees, and "clean new" bees of the pond owner...
Are these mites more prevalent in nurses on brood?
These become foragers, yes? Do mite infestations in foragers
exist at near-same levels as nurses? ... indicating a reasonable
(reasonably high/negative) risk when sharing banks of a small pond?
Or is the risk equal as the vector is the visited flower, anyway?
Or do bees not visit "previously-owned' flowers?
(I thought I had read that. they tended not to.)
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