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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    you are in good company ot. randy oliver has been making pretty much the same point for some time now.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    perhaps. worldwide 35 different efb strains have been identified. 19 of these 35 have been found in the u.k., some more virulent than others.

    i invited mike to share his efb experience on his...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    my next search project will be to locate and read those articles if they are still available.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    to the contrary, i think it's quite probable that efb is morphing into more virulent strains. large holding yards providing unlimited host tends to drive evolution toward greater virulence. decades...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    i think if there was an efb resistant strain of bee the europeans who are light years ahead of anyone else on this would be aware of it.

    on the requeening to cure efb approach, my feeling is that...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    all points well taken mike, thanks for taking the time to contribute.




    do you have a link describing these efb adapted bees? my searching has come up short.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    not when given a choice, and finding that is more the exception than the rule.





    this is counter to what i have found in my literature search, but i'm happy to look at any citations showing...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    i would argue that we've denied our 'domesticated' bees one of their major defenses by placing colonies in close proximity to each other in our apiaries.

    unless and until we decrease our colony...
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    https://www.beesource.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?241-Diseases-and-Pests

    recent reports of efb outbreaks are being 'stickied' for now in an attempt to bring awareness to what may be an emerging...
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    Re: An interesting story about wasps

    that is interesting. i haven't seen yellow wasps around here for a long time. plenty of red ones though, and even though i've become completely tolerant to bee venom, i get a severe reaction when...
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    Re: New EAS Master Beekeeper - Nancy

    :applause:
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    Sticky: would like to hear about that new sense of...

    would like to hear about that new sense of direction when you have time mike.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    great to hear from you mike, and thank you for the well wishes.

    sorry to hear that efb showed up your operation. were your samples sequence typed, and if so what was the result?

    we are...
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    Re: Why did my bees die - summer edition

    unless you get a definitive diagnosis reusing the frames would be risky not only for the new nuc, but for any other colonies near by if it turns out to be efb, because efb is very contagious and...
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    Re: Why did my bees die - summer edition

    understood. can you tell by looking at the op's photos whether it is a viral vs. a bacterial infection that led to the gradual dwindling and collapse of the colony?
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    Re: Why did my bees die - summer edition

    zanotti, looks a lot like european foul brood.

    if so you frames can retain active bacteria in the honey and beebread, and be the source for re-contamination

    consider sending a sample to the bee...
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    Re: Provap vs Sublimox vs Oxalika Pro

    (thread moved to equipment/hardware subforum)
  18. Re: North Bama beek need a few queen cells or mated queens asap

    rich, i just talked to a friend in valley head, just north of ft. payne, who has some queens.

    i pm'ed his phone # to you.
  19. "SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF RESILIENT BEE POPULATIONS"

    http://www.smartbees-fp7.eu/#

    interesting project.
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    Sticky: Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    what a nightmare megan. very sad to hear about it, but thanks for getting back us the update.

    fingers and toes crossed it doesn't show up in your other hives, best of luck to you and your bees.
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    Re: a scientific look at 'mite bombs'

    my take away john it is the robbing event that is most responsible for wreaking havoc on nearby colonies, which i believe has long been suspected as being the case, but is now actually demonstrated...
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    a scientific look at 'mite bombs'

    "Indeed, we found that few mites passed from the heavily infested (MDC) colonies to the weakly infested (MRC) colonies through either worker drift (mostly to nearby colonies, Fig 4) or drone drift...
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    Sticky: Re: Shrinking population - what do I do?

    sadly for you and the colony that is probably in the most sensible thing to do.
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    Sticky: Re: Shrinking population - what do I do?

    in my opinion after already dwindling to less than a frame of bees it's not likely treating this colony will turn it around to the point achieving the strength necessary to make it through a colorado...
  25. Re: Treatment-Free Beekeeping in Norway scientifically studied

    i enjoyed reading that juhani, thank you for sharing it.
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