Addressing High Nosema Counts
Today I got the Lab Report from USDA-ARS Beltsville. Two composite samples were taken from each of three yards. The results are as follows.
O'Niel Yd Sample #1-- Had an average of 6,650,000 Nosema Spores per Bee.
Sample #2--Had an average of 900,000 Nosema Spores Per Bee
Steinberg Yd Sample #1--Had an average of 2,150,000 Nosema Spores per Bee.
Sample #2--Had an average of 2,300,000 Nosema Spores per Bee.
Kingston Yd Sample #1--Had an average of 4,500,000 Nosema Spores per Bee.
Sample #2--Had an average of 1,800,000 Nosema Spores per Bee.
So, what's the recommended next step? Feeding Fumidil B in syrup?
On the report it says Diagnosis- Both Samples- Nosema Disease(Nosema sp.). What does the "sp." mean? Specific? Or what?
My honey crop has been really poor this year. Along w/ the high Mite Count, I imagine the high Nosema count would attribute to the cause of low honey production?
Any advice from those who have had good results addressing High Nosema Counts?
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet