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  1. #41
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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    The question is did you destroy them? and if hes wrong what recourse do you have??

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    I've been to H&M this year. Seems like a pretty legit place. They have a small shop and offer Bee classes from time to time. Their supplies seem to be quality made, they make some of the stuff on site. I wouldn't say H&M is a shady place or people to deal with.

    I can understand the OP being upset and even pissed. It probably would have been best to wait for results of the tests before posting but now I am curious what happens next. I hope you will post the results of the tests. If it is the inspectors screw up I really would like to know how or what they plan to do to make it right or can the simply just get out of it?

    But to the point, I hope someone will help you out that lives closer to you.

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    On the flip side...

    "When the colony becomes weak from AFB infection, robber bees may enter and take contaminated honey back to their hives thereby spreading the disease to other colonies and apiaries. Beekeepers also may spread disease by moving equipment (frames or supers) from contaminated hives to healthy ones." (Wiki)

    I'm just saying...

    Plus just like the OP, no one would want to be sold AFB infected Bees and we sure don't want it to spread to other areas of the state or country.

  4. #44
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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Beekeeper transfer of infected equipment is the way most AFB is spread to other colonies and apiaries.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Quote Originally Posted by wassmerk View Post
    I did however, after speaking to you. I called and requested our inspector to come to very the claims made against us.
    Did you get the inspector out, test done? Curious to know your side/outcome of these tests. Thanks

  6. #46
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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Inspectors don't usually check each and every hive or nuc. So having a State Apiary Inspector look into ones' hives is only so good. The own/producer has to know what to look for and how to identify disease. Only the producer will be looking at each and every frame going into a nuc or hive. The buyer aught to do an inspection themselves when possible. Especially when transporting to a location far away from the producer. It's not likely that our OPer is going to take the hive back to FL and demand a refund, if he still had the hive. Which I don't think he does.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Inspectors don't usually check each and every hive or nuc. So having a State Apiary Inspector look into ones' hives is only so good. The own/producer has to know what to look for and how to identify disease. Only the producer will be looking at each and every frame going into a nuc or hive.


    Having said that, either way, I'm still curious what Hives and More findings/tests (Personal or State of Florida) turned out to be. There should be some result, good or bad... (Not just from the State of Virginia as the OP stated earlier they have done with his hive). I'm not taking it out on H&M if they indeed have AFB, crap happens. If H&M does have AFB I am 100% positive they will take care of the situation. However living SOMEWHAT close to them it does concern me a bit although I probably have nothing to worry about IF they actually do have AFB?
    Last edited by trance; 05-02-2013 at 06:31 AM.

  8. #48
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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    I hear Crickets. I think I got my answer.

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    trance, i pm'ed you the test results!!!!

  10. #50
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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Why Pm? there are dozens wondering whats going on? you posted a problem and have answered no questions.... I asked a week ago if you actually destroyed them or just quarantined.

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Quote Originally Posted by gmcharlie View Post
    Why Pm? there are dozens wondering whats going on? you posted a problem and have answered no questions.... I asked a week ago if you actually destroyed them or just quarantined.
    here here!
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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    The hive is destroyed and my money was refunded

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    ...and the test results?
    The irony is free. It's the sarcasm you are paying for....ironically.
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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Positive on two test

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    so the inspector is vindicated.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Yupp

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Yikes. Not the result I was hoping for.
    Try it. What could happen?

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Glad they refunded you. I can't imagine you were the only one sold Bees so I wonder...

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    The hive beside mine was the only other one that tested positive

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    Default Re: American Foulbrood outbreak in my 2 day old hive

    Probably made from the same parent hive.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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