Re: placing beeswax in a hive to help build comb?
The herpes virus will die out in the open like that, the AFB spores have been known to persist 40 years. The concern is that a bee from an infected hive close by will carry spores and leave them for your bees to carry home in any open feeding situation. AFB doesn't seem as wide spread as in the past and people seem to ignore the threat nowadays. My mentor, lead researcher at a USDA bee Lab in the 1970's, was very cautious about the spread of AFB and would not even bring a feral swarm home without prophylactic medication.....
Originally Posted by bobbarker
I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)