Re: when does poop become dysentery?
I believe that bee poop inside the hive would likely qualify as dysentery...in my opinion.
Originally Posted by Rob Hughes
Some years ago I saw a few hives that were infested with Nosema apis. The front and landing boards of those hives were covered with fecal splatter. But, as Michael Bush pointed out, Nosema a has been largely replaced by Nosema c....and dysentery isn't a symptom.
I have a couple of hives that consistently have a few fecal spots on the front. Not substantial like Nosema a...but still noticeable. And yet those colonies continue to thrive. Hard to figure.
Nonetheless....finding significant areas of bee poop inside a hive would get my attention.
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