Saving the Honeybee: Low-Toxicity Integrated Pest Management Product

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Studies at UC-Davis in 2007 have demonstrated that parasitic infestation(s) are a contributing factor in the onset of ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’ in honeybee populations, natiowide. According to the USDA, domestic honey production is off by 16% for the year 2012. CCD and recalcitrant infestations by the varroa mite (V.destructor) have contributed to this decreased production and has negatively impacted crop pollination/production, in general.

Our team has developed a new delivery system comprising 100% natural low-toxicity components, called, “L-Tip,” that has been shown to be effective in treatment of colonies where V. destructor is present. Preliminary field studies indicate effectiveness in treatment of Varroatosis and infestations by the Parasitic Phorid Fly Apocephalus borealis as well. Ongoing studies leading to Chapter 13 certification by the USDA are in progress in the states of NC and CA.

Contact Dr. Resnick, Team Leader, for additional information or see: http://www.rmannco.com/low-toxicity-ipm-products.html

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Joseph Resnick
  • Type of entry:
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    Dr. Joseph A Resnick, Leader
    Prof. Ronald Stewart,Chair
    Joyce Mann-Simmons,Chair
    William Tien,Chair
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