Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Efb

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Hanover , Virginia
    Posts
    21

    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!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Spanish Fork, UT, USA
    Posts
    337

    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Hanover , Virginia
    Posts
    21

    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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    24,462

    Default Re: Efb

    What about combining w/ a stronger, potentially more hygienic, hive?
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Hanover , Virginia
    Posts
    21

    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

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
    Posts
    43,450

    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

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Hanover , Virginia
    Posts
    21

    Default Re: Efb

    Thanks Micheal Bush, I have searched and I have requeeded so I will wait for progress.
    Thanks for the reply.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Cookeville, TN, USA
    Posts
    3,587

    Default Re: Efb

    I've been looking into it too. First of all it doesn't mean that the hive is going to die every time. I suspect that I've had it off and on for years and just never knew what it was - they usually just get well. I know it can be bad too though.

    Two other treatment free things that I have gleaned:

    Cage the queen inside the hive until there is no brood at all left in the hive - 24 days. That from my state apiary inspector.

    If there is not a strong flow going feed all the 1-1 sugar water they will take. That came from a search of the commercial forum on here.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Hanover , Virginia
    Posts
    21

    Default Re: Efb

    Thanks for the reply David LaFerney. I will try it.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads