Can chelifers be made to control Varroa mites in beehives?

book scorpion (chelifer cancroides)

We get confronted with a study from New Zealand by Ron van Toor quite often: “Can chelifers be made to control Varroa mites in beehives?” The study is called originally “Ingestion of Varroa destructor by pseudoscorpions in honey bee hives confirmed by PCR analysis“. This study proves two things impressively : 1. Book scorpions migrate … Read moreCan chelifers be made to control Varroa mites in beehives?

Buy book scorpions

book scorpion (chelifer cancroides)

The buy of book scorpions and their use in conventional bee hives does not make sense to me at the moment. We are still in the research phase and have not found the right modifications for bee hives. Selling the animals and claiming the book scorpions would significantly reduce the Varroa is pseudo-scientific and not in the interest of the project. There is simply no proof of this (yet).

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