What does it really mean and what impact on the beekeeping industry does resistance to TM really have?
How many States keep records of resistant AFB? What do they do w/ that data? Are the number of examples of TM resistant AFB and strength of resistance rising? I'd love to see the graph of that info.
When I worked for NY State as an Apiary Inspector, the AFB samples were sent to Beltsville for testing and determining resistance to TM. But not for Tylosin. Is anyone checking on Tylosin Resistant AFB? Anyway, the sites were reported on at the end of the year. And the word "outbreak of TM resistant AFB" was used, but no one would define what an outbreak was. Is one occurance an outbreak? I have no reason to believe that all of the Apiaries in a certain radius were also checked. They may have been.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau, Mark B