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    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: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    fusion_power mentioned that some strains of bee demonstrated resistance to efb i believe by having some enzyme they produced that was added to brood food. dar, if you are following and happen to...
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    with all do respect to apricot apiaries, it appears that he/she doesn't have the time and/or desire to respond to the question of whether or not the colonies he/she turned around with requeening and...
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    if found it interesting that username's state inspector instructed him/her to apply fall and spring preventative treatments, which is seemingly at odds with the vfd regulations now in force.
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    megan, just wondering if you got your test kit and/or had a chance to use it.

    did you reach out to the supplier of the package, and if so their response?
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    since pms and efb can look pretty similar, do you run a lab for m. plutonius in addition to doing a mite sample?

    can you estimate what percentage of the time requeening, providing nutritional...
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    great points aa, and many thanks for taking the time to compose your thorough and thoughtful reply.

    i'm guessing that the differences you mention from case to case may have something to do with...
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    so what's new?

    the prophylactic use of antibiotics became prohibited 2 years ago.

    the bee 'fad' leading to exponential growth in demand for package bees vs. stagnant prices for wholesale honey...
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    in my case a couple of the colonies were slow to start consuming the terra-pro forumulaltion but in the end all colonies consumed the recommended dosage plus what was needed to extend the treatment...
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    is that what it took to get you out of the woodwork clyde? :)

    and i wholeheartedly agree with that quote!

    but if one walks away from that presentation with anything less than dogged...
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    this advice is outdated given recent findings of highly virulent strains of efb that may have resistance to antibiotics and for which destruction by fire is highly recommended.

    the strain that...
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    understood. hopefully you moved the infected colony away from yours and any others before it could spread. please keep us updated as to how it all turns out.
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    Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    the brood in your pics looks pretty much the same as what i saw with my efb infected colonies, especially with respect to the yellowing of the dead larvae and jelly.

    soaking the bees with soapy...
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