Re: Is one hive witb AFB a death senetence to entire apiary?
Yes Mark, maybe it was. Its the spores that infect the next colony, as you well know
Originally Posted by sqkcrk
I apologize for sounding superior, but I assure you I did not intend to sound that way -I'm not a member of the beekeeping Taliban. After reading this was your second bout with AFB, I was looking for a commonality between the two episodes....Tools popped into my mind as a possible source of infection. Working in a hospital for 20 years makes me think of infection control more than the average Joe. YOu have my sincere best wishes as you work through this problem.
Originally Posted by challenger
BTW, I don't wash my tools. Only thing I do is to quarantine new colonies from take outs or swarms until they show me their brood frames are normal appearing and smell the way they should. Our colonies are all vulnerable to foul brood, nobody is exempt.
I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)