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Pseudoscorpions natural varroa control


#1

Anyone using pseudoscorpions to control varroa mites and small hive beetles?


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#2

This is SO cool! I just checked out his webpage, and in Germany anyway, the book scorpion is rare and endangered. We’ll have to do a bit of our own research.

I wonder if @Michael_Bush or Hillary Kearney has any information on this research? They are my “go-to” folks for natural beekeeping methods.


#3

I found intertidal pseudoscorpions here.
http://shop.bugsincyberspace.com/Intertidal-Pseudoscorpions-bic902.htm


#4

I did a little digging too:

https://phrynus.wordpress.com/2015/03/26/honey-bees-and-pseudoscorpions-best-of-frenemies/

http://daum-farber.net/blog/2014/05/18/bookscorpion/

I will see if I can locate a copy of this bee Journal :grin:


#5

Still trying to get into Sci-hub to read Donovan’s papers, but meanwhile:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jen.12096/epdf?r3_referer=wol&tracking_action=preview_click&show_checkout=1&purchase_referrer=www.biobees.com&purchase_site_license=LICENSE_DENIED_NO_CUSTOMER

you can read the first page at least :grin:


#6

Warrick R Nelson via ResearchGate emailed me the “Culturing chelifers (Pseudoscorpions) that consume Varroa mites” article, but I haven’t figured out how to share. It was a nice 7 page read. I contacted bugsincyberspace.com, but not able to obtain the intertidal pseudoscorpions because they’ve been out of stock for a few years. They said lots of beekeepers have been asking about them. Their website said collected at low tides on the Pacific NW beaches.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259552738_Culturing_chelifers_Pseudoscorpions_that_consume_Varroa_mites


#7

Thanks for the link; I’ve requested the article too.


#8

Hello Gemini @geegeesbees,
I’ve been doing a bit of sleuthing, and have found a few sources that maybe are new to you too:


there is also a Facebook page:

Interesting stuff!


#9

Tracey,
Awesome detective work. I am now following Chelifer on FB.


#10

Wow so interesting :slight_smile: I wonder if anyone is breeding them in USA etc… good business idea for someone.


#11

Hello all,
Check this out, photos of swarming bees in South Africa corralling pseudoscorpions to take them along to their new home! :honeybee::scorpion::house:

http://ujubee.com/?p=1104


#12

Nice :slight_smile: :honeybee: so interesting