- Jul 15, 2009
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No. Why should it? I found the sugar rolling was quite effective - and no ‘grooming’ during that operation!Isn’t some research beginning to show something about colonies that are good at grooming correlate with healthier, less mite infested bees? So would icing sugar not encourage that trait? Just asking, don’t bite my head off please!
‘Some’, ‘beginning’ and ‘something’ are not exactly definitive terms, in any way, shape or form, in my book. Much so called research often starts off with a foregone conclusion and is carried out by those with an agenda. I am careful to read exactly what the details of the research and the conclusions proved (not necessarily reached after fair experiments). Too much marketing hype, read by unsuspecting punters, around these days.