thanks for the info, although not very optimistic is it?
Yesterday my girlfriend wrote me and said, this has been ongoing since the 80's. Although environmental issues are blamed a lot, and should be, mites are considered one of the most serious threats. They came here, I believe in the eighties It certainly is a concern in rural areas where farmers don't have monies for more sophisticated technology and are dependant on the honeybee as we are for fruit, almonds, and honey, not to mention pollination.
Thanks to all for your help