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  1. #1
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    Default CCD vectors, if you please

    Any thoughts on whether CCD can be transmitted from colony to colony by the beekeeper?

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    Not knowing what CCD actually is, how would one know if YOU had transmitted it?

    My guess is, "the weather" can not be transmitted

  3. #3
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    The CCD group says don't swap frames from CCD deadouts to going hives.

    dickm

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickm View Post
    The CCD group says don't swap frames from CCD deadouts to going hives.

    dickm
    Thanks, Dick. I'm wondering about stuff like hive tools and gloves too. Guess it wouldn't hurt to treat those things the same as frames and try to avoid spreading it. I'm gonna end up with a separate tool, brush, and gloves for each hive.

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    Default find the cause, and youll have your answer

    It would be very difficult to maintain such sterile handling to prevent cross contamination if a viral, fungal, or parasite problem...how would you sterilize your frames?

    The best solution would be to stop all interstate transportation of bees and monitor state by state health. I know that will anger many keepers but the wholesale transportation of hives interstate has only proven to be a disease/parasite nightmare.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dickm View Post
    The CCD group says don't swap frames from CCD deadouts to going hives.

    dickm
    This suggests that CCD has no vectors and is primarily transmitted via fomites (inanimate objects) by beekeepers.

  7. #7
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    Wink

    Hey wait a minute I heard that cell phones were spreading it?
    The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.

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    Cool

    It's secret KGB operators spreading it to take us over
    Where there are fruits and nuts there are beekeepers!!!

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