Re: Chalkbrood question
If you do, in fact, have a case of chalkbrood it's not a death sentence. It's caused by a fungus that can be made worse if the hive is situated in a cool shady location with a limited lower entrance for bees to efficiently remove the mummies. It may also be made worse by too much disruption to the hive. It may clear up quite quickly in the right environment. I wouldn't be afraid to mention it to your supplier, though perhaps he knew of the problem, perhaps not.
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