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    Re: Foulbrood spores

    I read the paper mentioned earlier in this thread, "Disinfection of wooden structures contaminated with Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae spores". Paste the title into a google search and you'll...
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    Re: Foulbrood spores

    I have a questionable hive right now - I sent a sample of the comb to the Beltsville MD Bee Research Lab.

    My practice has been to burn the combs and frames then scorch the hive body, top, and...
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    Re: Foulbrood spores

    If it's worth pursuing, I'd build a solar oven large enough for a deep super. I've got one I use for cooking with. It gets close to 400 degrees F. on a warm sunny day.

    Jeff
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    Foulbrood spores

    I read some time ago in a paper I can't point back to at this time that heating equipment above 300 degrees F. for at least one half hour will kill foulbrood spores. Can any of you confirm this for...
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    brood comb question

    This is a great discussion. I'm gathering all these nuggets of information. Thank you all.

    How long can a frame of capped brood, larvae and eggs be kept outside the hive, in transit to the...
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    two queens in a small swarm?

    This is my second posting, but I've been reading and learning from your discussions for several years now.

    I picked up a small swarm August 19th. It was not much larger than a couple of softballs,...
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    Having read about varroa mites wiping out...

    Having read about varroa mites wiping out commercial and feral hives, and noticing just how few bees were there were in our garden in the spring, I began exploring what having a hive of bees would...
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    My first posting... I'm a very new beekeeper. I...

    My first posting...
    I'm a very new beekeeper. I captured a swarm in July this year. I wore my surfing wetsuit for protection, with gloves, mask and lots of cloth wrapped around the exposed parts...
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