AFB - A matter if time?
Just discovered it in one of my 2-wintered survivor hives and got my fingers crossed I haven't contaminated my other hives. With the very best spring season in years, now this.
Having been so focused on pests (varroa and SHB) and have good isolation of my apiaries, I never considered experiencing the 'more exotic' problems. I want to stress that all beekeepers need to become aware and familiar with all that what might ail them and act accordingly. The thread of a few years ago on AFB was most informative.
The hive has done poorly all spring. Hate toasting the bees and all that drawn comb. Lesson learned.
Last edited by hoodswoods; 05-11-2012 at 06:22 PM.
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