Re: Is one hive witb AFB a death senetence to entire apiary?
Yes Lburou, I am quite familiar w/ the manner in which spores infect a colony of bees, the number of spores necessary and the age of the larvae has to be to be susceptible to the infection. That is why I ask HOW a hive tool, or a veil, or a smoker can cause infection in another uninfected colony. It can't. I would ask Delaplane were he here. I know Apiary Inspectors who throw their hive tools on the ground and scuff them in the dirt w/ their shoes and then pick them up a scrape them w/ their pocket knife habitually. Yet they do not do the same w/ their pocket knife.
Originally Posted by Lburou
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