However, I ran across some talks that she gave the National Honey Show, and I particularly wanted to share this one on the sustainability of honey bees. One of the things she shared in her talk is that she does not use chemicals in her hives. Honestly, it's thrilling and refreshing to find a scientist that advocates using other methods to control varroa. Instead, she advocates strongly for an integrated pest management (IPM) system that, while it may use chemicals in small doses, relies much more heavily on hygienic genetics, monitoring, and swarming/splitting. (BTW, the answer to the question in this post's title is "yes.")
Dr. Delaney's data on the survivability of hives that have been split vs. control hives that weren't is really interesting, and I'm looking forward to an update on data regarding the best timing of splits.
Anyway, if you haven't seen this already, it's well worth watching.
Here is a link to another talk she gave on genetics. It's a pared down version I think of similar talks she's given. If you do a search on YouTube, you can find them.