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  1. #1
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    Quezon City, Philippines
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    Default unknown found on bottom board

    Hello can somebody identify what this is? I found it on my sticky bottom board. I am currently traeting my hive for varroa with formic and I found a few of this on the bottom board, the other 2 were more white



  2. #2
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    St. Albans, Vermont
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    Default Re: unknown found on bottom board

    Top photo...Chalkbrood

  3. #3
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    Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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    Default Re: unknown found on bottom board

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    Top photo...Chalkbrood
    White calk brood mummies without spores (first stadium). Gray mummies have already spores and spreading the disease.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: unknown found on bottom board

    sad I hope my hive survives this, it's just 3 weeks old

  5. #5
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: unknown found on bottom board

    Information on chalkbrood here:

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/aa138
    Note the comment in the document about the possibility that Florida's semi-tropical environment may contribute to chalkbrood, and suggestions to do what you can to control dampness in the hive.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  6. #6
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    Quezon City, Philippines
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    Default Re: unknown found on bottom board

    Thanks for the link Rader S. , I guess for now all I can do is stand back and hope they can improve, hopefully good weather could prevail after the recent cat 5 storm that just recently passed us.

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