Re: foulbrood in apiary selling bees
Yes those are the two interpretations that are being made,by the two different "camps".
But hey. If a guy has AFB in a bee yard, so quaranteens it, even to the extreme of burning clothing used when visiting that yard, are some saying bees cannot be sold from a different yard, 50 miles away, that has had zero contact with the other yard that used to have some AFB hive?
C'mon, lets apply some common sense!
And if anyone says no, common sense does not apply, it has to be the "letter of the law", to the most extreme interpretation, then to you I say, no bees can be sold, ever. Because all bees, even treated ones, will have a few varroa mites. A violation of the letter of the law. So nobody's allowed to buy any bees now. Commerce stops.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).