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  1. #1
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    Default CCD This Year? (2007)

    I had a call last night from someone here in Ohio who said they had several hives with symptoms like those reported from last year of CCD. They called me looking to buy nucs, which I have none, and said they had called many other beekeepers who are seeing symptoms also.

    I haven't seen anything alarming yet (other than a really early dearth) and wondered if anyone here has seen anything they'd call CCD?

    Thanks.

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    Wow. Lot's of people looking but nobody's talking. Are we all holding our breath?

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    do you think the death is a part of the problem.

    as to here I have no current 'breaking news' to report since I do not own a boat to go and check my hives.

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    I hope you prepared your bees with life jackets. You have certainly had enough rain.
    Frank

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    As of 7/15/07...

    Inspected 12 colonies in four locations. All were re-starts from packages purchased in Georgia. All story and a half hives using dead-out equipment from last year. All with one to three medium supers - mostly just one. Gentle bees, considering the meager forage here right now due to extended dry weather. Excellent brood patterns in all. No mites in any inspected drone brood (pleasant surprise). All Italians.

    Heard from someone who was experiencing problems in Colorado. Their noted indicators seemed to be the appearance of shotgun brood patterns and significant numbers of swarm cells.

    FYI.
    Last edited by John Gesner; 07-17-2007 at 07:53 AM. Reason: spelling

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    I really think that anyone who suspects that they have CCD should get a second opinion. Self diagnosis of a "new" disease or disorder is subjective, in my opinion. It's too easy to just say,"Well it must be from CCD.".
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