Probably still works, no?
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Probably still works, no?
Aggressive OTC treatment is the only method that I've found to work.
It's incredibly contagious and infects nearby colonies like clockwork.
Just because "everyone" has EFB doesn't make it acceptable.
@johnsl yes, That's a chestnut.
I believe it needs to be 750watts - peak 1500 watts.
My inverter handles the easy vap with those parameters.
Interesting Study, thank you for the link.
I would be curious to know if EFB would spread as easily if colonies are not clustered together.
Any time I see EFB the adjacent colonies catch the bacteria in a short amount of time.
With colonies in rows many get EFB, sadly.
I've not seen it negatively affect the colony health for more than a week, when treated appropriately.
I don't apply treatment with honey supers. If...
How could commercial beekeepers NOT be doing prophylactic treatments?
Healthy hives 6 days ago.
6 days later obvious EFB.
If I hadn't done frequent hive inspections those hives would be totally screwed.
The good news is that in hives treated with OTC, I see...
As mentioned in my previous post they will try their best to force their brood nest into the honey super instead of drawing out the OSBN frames.
Do you have any advice on keeping them from expanding the brood nest into the honey supers?
I checked my hives and sure enough they do draw out the opened frames, but they focused their efforts on...
I've noticed they will prefer to move up into the honey supers to expand their brood nest rather than draw out the empty spaces. I can see that they totally ignore opening the brood nest in lower...
After trial and error, solar charger must be over 50+ watts.
Energizer power makes a difference - a low powered energizer likely does not require as many watts.
The 2 joule energizer required...
How long have you been able to carry out this technique throughout the season?
For instance, have you been able to do this for more than a month without the colonies swarming?
My desire is that they have more people to answer phone calls.
I'm OK with driving there to pick something up, but I'm not going to be happy if I go there and the door is locked and no one...
If a colony is getting ready to swarm (queen cells with eggs etc), will OSBN stop them, or will they just build cells wherever they want and swarm anyways?
Weather in the Midwest is erratic.
Worst May freeze.
Supers just went on this last week, about 2 weeks later than "normal".
Stress related diseases or chilled brood, or something was...
Welp. Today I inspected a colony that had begun the swarm, but weather wouldn't let the queen out.
I destroyed all the queen cells, but the colony is going to fly the coop.
The nectar flow...
I'm quite curious to see how the colonies will react to OSBN.
I've now seen convincing evidence that this method holds promise.
Is the amount of RJ constant until it's capped or do they slow down a day before they cap it?
Does anyone know the answer to that?
I am in a situation where I'm not going to do that at the moment.
OK - so how long before they're finished putting RJ inside (at least how long before they put enough to make it a strong queen) ?
Question is simple: Instead of killing the queen cells, can I have nucs finish the capping process?