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  1. #1
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    Default Efb

    I have been chemical free for three years, now I have the start of EFB. I would like to know how can I treat
    this ? Thanks for the help!

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    Default Re: Efb

    Three options.

    1. I read in the Bee Culture that re-queening will sometimes work.

    2. Let the bees try and fix it. Sometimes when a hive gets on a good flow it will cure itself.

    3. Treat the hive with Terramycin.

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    Default Re: Efb

    Thanks Jon B , I have already requeeded . I was tring to stay away from the chemicals I guess it will have to happen or lose the hive. Thanks again

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    Default Re: Efb

    What about combining w/ a stronger, potentially more hygienic, hive?
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Efb

    I have thought about that but I have a lot of brood and eggs in th hive. My hive is two stories and deep frame. It is just not ramping up , so I looked thru it and found some brownish eggs starting. The foul smell is not there, so I feel that it may be in early stages.
    Thanks for the reply sqkcrk

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    Default Re: Efb

    Try a search on google (or other engine) on:
    efb requeening
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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