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  1. Thread: EFB dilemma

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    excellent update mcon, many thanks.

    very cool how you were able to trace the source and spread, way to go with your note keeping!

    good luck with your fall flow.
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    i'm not holding my breath. everybody and their brother are convinced they need to 'save the bees'. demand far exceeds supply around here and most likely everywhere else. can't blame the...
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    yes, any willing vet can issue the vfd. i let mann lake and my vet work out the details with each other, they did it via fax.

    i found out after the fact about 7 (mostly new) beekeepers within...
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    ...and you won't be able to use antibiotics with honey supers on.

    i am currently running a test with a non-infected colony (a very robust and grabbing a high gear caught swarm) to which i have...
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    "We began the NYS Beekeeper Tech Team sampling three days ago and already have identified more European foulbood than usual for this time of year (we've found it in in 13 out of 18 yards so far, in...
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    i've not come across that dar, but it's all on the table for investigation. the prof at a&m is also looking into uv exposure.
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    (just kidding about the vehicles :) )
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    no kidding. i would have to nuke my wife, my house and everything in it, along 3 vehicles to be totally on the safe side frank.
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    (should have read 'uniformly agreed upon')

    as far as euthanizing, most colonies i have done were dwindled down to a single box of bees. i put them in the deep freezer, wait about 12 hours, open...
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    all good questions mcon but unfortunately their is not a uniform agreed upon standard operating procedure.

    especially when it comes to reusing equipment the guidance is all over the map.

    what...
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    is it possible to move it to one of the other apiaries and position it away from and facing another direction than the rest. another poster reports the commercially available test kits are...
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