Re: should i use, used beekeepin equiptment?
Swarms are not a good way to get AFB, generally speaking. Trapouts, I don't know. I guess if the colony in the wall is diseased then the trapped out bees would be a vector for the disease. One can inspect cut out comb to see if AFB is present. Whereas, old dry comb is difficult to see AFB in. If one knows what AFB scale looks like and how to look for it, one may see it. Otherwise, it's a toss up. And easily avoided by destroying/disposing/recycling the combs.
Originally Posted by Daniel Y
I thought we were talking equipment here, not colonies anyway. I don't see why you brought bees into the equation. I don't see them as necassarily equal.
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