Puerto Rico - USA - Spain
The Dr. Pedro P. Rodríguez put a hinge in the time using the Mineral Oil (FGMO) against varroa.
After the publication of Mr. Angel Zola experience, from Necochea (Buenos Aires province- Argentina) into "Espacio Apícola" nº 45 a true revolution has taken place at international level about varroa's treatment. Angel had start of the advice gived by the Dr. Pedro Pablo Rodríguez in the Internet Spanish Beekeeping List. Recently he was visit us in the “9ª Fair and Beekeeping Meeting of the Center of the Republic” organized by our editorial in Río Cuarto - Córdoba province - Argentina.
An attractive personality
Born and educated in a farm of Puerto Rico, the Dr. Pedro Pablo Rodríguez, had from his childhood a special inclination to take care of sick animals.
Married with Pilar Sampablo Rodríguez they have a daughter and two sons. Pedro is Graduate in Zootechny by the University of Puerto Rico; Graduate in Veterinary science in the University Of Alcalá de Henares of Madrid and Doctorate in Veterinary science in the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (USA).
At the moment he is retired as high official of the Agriculture office of the USA and like Colonel of the Army of Earth of USA. "Still memory - he says in the preamble of one of his works - the warnings of my parents for "spend" time and money in causes "worthless", mainly my mother to use their castor oil to treat ticks of the chickens and the acarus of the ears of the rabbits of the farm". In his first years, of veterinary doctor, he used mineral oil to treat the acarus of the ears of the cats. Later on the "mineral oil" (FGMO) it became part of his professional first-aid kit when, being official supervisor of food industries, he approved the use of the "mineral oil" for the maintenance of the industrial equipment of prosecution of foods.
His dedication to the study of the bees illnesses has been fruit of his great love for the bees and the nature. He learned their father's beekeeping and to the 9 years he had their first beehives.-
The Acarus of the bees and the Mineral Oil
by: Dr. Pedro P. Rodríguez
Varroa's Treatment with FGMO(Index of the treated items):
Córdoba - Argentina - Api-Expo Río Cuarto 2001
Continuing with the yearning to generate every day new participation and meeting SPACES, in order to facilitate the exchange and possible association among the beekeepers and interested sectors in different aspects linked to our activity in the whole country, the Editorial of “Espacio Apicola” organizes the “9th Fair and Beekeeping Meeting of the Center of the Republic.”
Necochea - Argentina - Getting absorbed Cords with FGMO (Angel Zola)
A photograph of the necessary tools to prepare the cords with FGMO just as Mr. Angel Zola explains in the note.
How to use the Vaporizer and the Cords (Dr. P.P. Rodríguez)|
Dr. Rodríguez's personal communications are presented in those he enlarge details about the use of the vaporizer.
Mar del Plata - Argentina
Hygienic behavior of Bees Apis mellifera L. in Breeding Cells infested artificially with the Acarus ectoparasitic Varroa jacobsoni - Original - Dr. J.A. Marcangeli
Although the varroasis is frequent study reason in the last 20 years, the investigation works in the academic environment of the Argentine Republic reached continuity starting from the incursion in the same of the Dr. Jorge Augusto Marcangeli at the beginning of the 90, ("Espacio Apícola" nº25 Nov. of 1996). Also from its beginnings, the primordial objective of the investigative environments, was to discover the genetic patterns that defined the hygienic behavior of the bees like decisive factor in the control of this and other illnesses.
In the Dr. Pedro P. Rodríguez's extensive works, presented in this issue, cleaning and domestic habits of the Bees are referenced as a decisive element in the success of the outlined alternative treatments.
On the other hand the Dr. Jorge A. Marcangeli, of the Arthropods Laboratory of the National University of Mar del Plata (Bs.As. - Argentina), has the deference of sharing with our readers this original work referred especially to the topic in question. The work, published as a whole, includes the following subtitles:
Material and Methods
Tres Arroyos - Argentina
Interview: Torben Flensborg (The experience of a Danish immigrant)
It's a pleasure for us to share this interview to Torben Flensborg in his house in "Tres Arroyos" (BsAs - Argentina) last March.
A beekeeper 81 years old, he knows so much about beekeeping and the life. In these times, his experience, his advice are much more than a qualified opinion.
Grandson of Basque! ahead! - Torben Flensborg exclaimed for our surprise while he invited me to sit down next to a little table, with a white cover embroidered, in the room of his Northen house (in the South) and he continued -, Basque are very good people, Basque and Danish, Vikings, we are the same thing, we are the oldest people in Europe. I am Viking pure of Denmark, of Randruk town that was rather a castle in the region of Skistensund that it means county of Skisten (just as it sounds). I Came to Argentina with 7 years only, when my parents should emigrate because of a great economic crisis.
I have 5 children; two are here with me, 2 in Bariloche (Argentine Andes) and the other one works in Energy near Necochea. All have children that are studying, to achieve this a big country that we all want. It is our destination, God by means of. It was not necessary to ask a lot. Only to allow him to speak. A man that reflects a great vitality and bloom. If it was not for his thick and hurt hands, signs of a sacrified life from the childhood, I could confuse it with ingenuousness...
Proline in Argentinean Honeys
An extract of one of the works announced for the Api-Expo Río Cuarto 2001.
Di Gerónimo, J.; Eguaras M. and Fritz, R. Chemistry Department. Exact and Natural Sciences School. University of Mar del Plata. Funes 3350. 7600. Mar del Plata. Tel: 0223-4756167; Fax: 0223-4753150e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proline, the most important free amino acid in the honey, is in a half percentage of 50-85% in regard to the other amino acids.
Their content is an approach of quality referred to its maturation and in some cases it allows to detect adulterations.
The genuine honeys should contain a minimum of 180 mg proline/kg honey; however, it is necessary to consider that big variations exist according to the type of honey.
The objective of this work was to determine the proline concentration in honeys in order to contribute to the knowledge of one of the parameters that could be used as quality parameter for the samples that waste away in our country or they are exported. Samples of Buenos Aires province were used and mainly of the area of Mar del Plata.