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  1. #1
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    Default When to start treatment for nosema?

    It's still very cold here in NH. At what temperature can I start treating with Fumagilan-B? Can it be mixed into fondant?

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    Default Re: When to start treatment for nosema?

    I never have treated for nosema.

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    Default Re: When to start treatment for nosema?

    I have not used Fumagilan-B in five years.

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    Default Re: When to start treatment for nosema?

    never have.

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    Default Re: When to start treatment for nosema?

    If you feel compelled to treat for something, use Nozevit.
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    Default Re: When to start treatment for nosema?

    I'd go with the Nozevit too. I had some nosema in a hive once, it's nasty stuff. When I researched the various products and what they contained I recognized Nozevit as what I call trap dye, except that it comes from a red oak tree in Germany and mine always came from a red oak tree in the U.S. back when I trapped instead of buying trap dye I would make my own. So I made up a gallon and have used it every since when I feed sugar syrup, it brings down the PH also. I have not noticed any diseases in my bees since.

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    Default Re: When to start treatment for nosema?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooder View Post
    It's still very cold here in NH. At what temperature can I start treating with Fumagilan-B? Can it be mixed into fondant?
    look at the label, it gives you the # of days b/4 a honey flow that it has to be removed, it also recommends three feeding of a gallon of syrup, depending on how cold and how big a cluster you sort of have to guess how long it will take them to take down the syrup so that its gone by the removal date. Living in upstate N.Y. I have never been able to feed them fumidil in the spring, better to feed it to them in the fall so that you are sure that they honey doesn't get contaminated.
    mike syracuse ny
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    Default Re: When to start treatment for nosema?

    Are you sure you have nosema?
    Are you sure it not just dysentery?
    A little bit of info.
    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/tag/dysentery/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMDN7r1SfbY
    Good luck it's been a hard winter.
    Say hello to the bad guy!
    year five==== 31 hives==== T{OAV}

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    Default Re: When to start treatment for nosema?

    I wouldn't treat unless you are sure your bees are sick. It is normal to have a small about of dysentery coming out of winter. Some extra feeding of sugar syrup will help. If You see a lot of dysentery inside of the hives them you might consider adding Fumagilan-B to your feed as soon as the weather warms up.

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    Default Re: When to start treatment for nosema?

    If you don't have a scope send some bees to Beltsville, they'll tell you if you have nosema.

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