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Thread: AFB and honey

  1. #1
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    Default AFB and honey

    Just wondering if AFB effects the honey in your hives.

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    Default Re: AFB and honey

    Yes. I have read both on here and in books that it does. It is of no harm to humans, but can spread to other bees if you feed it back to a different hive. Also, of course, it affects your yield if the hive is dying off.

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    Default Re: AFB and honey

    Thanks

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    Default Re: AFB and honey

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald View Post
    Just wondering if AFB effects the honey in your hives.
    It has no effect on the honey itself. It has effects on the brood that that honey may be fed to. It will kill them.

    Why do you ask? Are you one of those who are effected by the outbreak of AFB in TN?
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



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    Default Re: AFB and honey

    No I am just getting started and want have bees till next spring. I am just trying to learn all I can before then.

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    Default Re: AFB and honey

    Oh, okay.
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



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