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    Default Nosema!

    Went thru my 6 hives today. Its been 2 weeks since I did this. One hive, a queen less split, had poop inside the hive...a lot. Only a small amount outside. From what I've read, most people don't treat and let the disease run its course. But what do I do with all the contaminated woodenware and frames? And don't I run a risk of contaminating all my hives with this sick hive close by?

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    Default Re: Nosema!

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    Default Re: Nosema!

    First, wash it out with water to remove the bulk.
    The make up a strong water/bleach mix and wash again. Some color staining of the wood will remain.
    Rinse again with water. You should be able to smell the bleach still in the wood.
    Lay it out so the Sun can shine inside the wooden ware. You may have to rotate the boxes so the sun gets to all the sides.

    I would treat the hive. But that is me. Others would not.

    But Chlorine and UV from the sun are both good cleaning agents.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: Nosema!

    Fecal staining can be many things, least of them Nosema cerana. Stop feeding brown sugar or scorched/boiled sugar, wait until the "dirty" nectar source ends.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

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    Default Re: Nosema!

    I just use them...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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