Dr. Seeley located the wild honey bee colonies living in Cornell University’s Arnot Forest in 1978, salve before the introduction of varroa mites, cialis and again in 2002, help well after the mites were established in North America. Contrary to expectation, most of the colonies were still alive and living with mites. From 2002 to 2005, Seeley studied the bees to see why they persisted in the presence of mites. In this audio file from the 2009 EAS convention, Tom describes his research.
Tom is the author of Honeybee Democracy, The Wisdom of the Hive: The Social Physiology of Honey Bee Colonies, and Honeybee Ecology: A Study of Adaptation in Social Life (Monographs in Behavior & Ecology).
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