I just received this report in the mail
And this has been carried out at The University of Sydney, Australia??? If so, I’m sure they have good biosecurity measures but still…
Yes, agreed. Wouldn’t be the first time there was a bio-security breach, however. E.G. http://apfa.com.au/serious-allegations-of-biosecurity-breaches-by-four-corners-very-concerning-for-prawn-farmers/
The OP’s article is interesting-it also links to another interesting article on the mites:
Having had to deal with University Ethics Committees for higher research in the past I would expect that they had to jump through a lot of hoops even to get started.
It would be interesting to know how they managed their diseased bee to ensure that there was no risk to the Australian bee population.
Same study, different source.
Professor “Beekman” is doing bee research?? Really??!!
Seems silly to overlook that it’s just bad for a creature to have giant bloodsuckers clinging to it all its life…regardless of all the diseases transmitted in the process!