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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 08:53 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.".
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



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    sqkcrk,

    I am the one in Colorado with the problems. I have spoken with Eric Vanegaldorf, Dave Hackenburg, and Eric Mussen. All of them agree that what we are experiencing is "CCD". Once again, I extend an open invatation to come look for your own knowledge. It is absolutley incredible!!! Make no mistake the symtoms I described to John are just the start. I don't know what causes it. Perhaps our practices, perhaps not. For everyones sake I hope it is something we have done.

    bE

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    simplyhoney writes:
    I am the one in Colorado with the problems.

    tecumseh ask:
    I think I have asked this in the past (not certain if I obtained a reply???) what afb (tylan vs terramicin) preventative treatment do you use?

    secondly what are you seeing? (perhaps you could point me to a previous description in some other thread).

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    Simply Honey,
    I may be in Co in a month. I'd like to come and visit, maybe lend a hand. Your invitation should shut up a few of the "It don't exist" crowd. I've seen it and am sorry for your troubles. I was struck by what Denis Andersen found in Australia years ago. In a drought the pH of the soil changed somewhat, becoming more acid. This, for some reason allowed heavy metals to be absorbed by the plant. This cleared up in some cases by trapping out local pollen and feeding a substitute. Others have speculated that concentrations of pesticide or fertilizer in the water supply, which go up in times of drought, could be the culprit. Write me with contact data at "dickm at snet.net."

    dickm

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplyhoney View Post
    sqkcrk,

    I am the one in Colorado with the problems. I have spoken with Eric Vanegaldorf, Dave Hackenburg, and Eric Mussen. All of them agree that what we are experiencing is "CCD". Once again, I extend an open invatation to come look for your own knowledge. It is absolutley incredible!!! Make no mistake the symtoms I described to John are just the start. I don't know what causes it. Perhaps our practices, perhaps not. For everyones sake I hope it is something we have done.

    bE
    I wasn't singling anyone out w/ my suggestion. But, when I hear folks from my area, folks who I have inspected in the past, who claim CCD colonies because their colonies were near corn fields last year, the same fields that I was next to too, I have to be suspicious of their diagnosis.
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



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    Default All quiet?

    Nothing to report on my end.

    "Disappearing" disappearing disease?

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