Re: Calling all Alabama beekeepers: No comb law...yes or no?
Well, not "gladly". But if that's the law then I feel obligated to comply. Virginia, my last domicile, has a similar law--although I don't think you're banned from keeping bees for years afterward, not sure. I knew at least one beekeeper, personally, who burned all his hives, or burned a good sum of 'em due to AFB. I discovered he'd done this when I met him at a local bee supply store in Bealton, VA, and asked him, "Mike, why are you buying all this brand new equipment?"
Originally Posted by Scrapfe
I've never had AFB, but I'm sure i will before I die, assuming that's 40 years or more off. I was told that some with AFB can spare the bees yet burnthe equipment. If given the choice I'd try to spare my bees.
"...the most populous colonies ...are provided by queens ...in the year following their birth." Brother Adam