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originally posted by: Bedlam
PS, Einstein didn't say that. And, North America didn't have honeybees before the Europeans arrived, about 1622.
As of mid-2012, Australia is thought to be free of the mite. In early 2010, an isolated subspecies of bee was discovered in Kufra (southeastern Libya) that appears to be free of the mite. The Hawaiian islands of Maui, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai are all free of the mite.