Re: Holes in rhizomes
> In a message dated 96-10-06 06:51:48 EDT, you write:
> > But a dirth of bees!! Anyone else concerned about the lack of bees??
> Yes...there have been lots of butterflies and hummingbirds this year...more
> than I ever remember. But very few bees. I have not seen one honeybee this
> year, and usually there are swarms. This could bode trouble. Clarence Mahan
> in VA
Honey bees all over the US are being attacked by a new scourge - tracheal mites
- which on top of the verroa mite are decimating the bees. Verroa can be
controlled with a "No Pest Strip" sort of control in commercial hives, but
there is no known control (that I know yet at least) for the tracheal mite.
John, Iris lover | "There be dragons here"
and part time | Annotation used by ancient cartographers
beekeeper | to indicate the edge of the known world.
John Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay)
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.