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?
"Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen