TITLE

Russia aids US agriculture

PUB. DATE
October 1999
SOURCE
Russian Life;Oct/Nov99, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that Russian queen bees will be used to control varroa mites that are destroying honey bee colonies in the United States. Fears of a nationwide honey shortage; Resistance by the Russian bees to attacks by the mites; Agreement with bee breeder Steven Bernard to raise Russian honey bee queens.
ACCESSION #
2775911

 

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