Re: Treatment Threshold for Nosema A. or C.
define fine. surviving, making some honey? you can test a hive today and get high counts, test the same hive the next day and get low count? I monitored one apiary for two years, left every thing as equal as I can with hives going year to year, my honey production was not as high as when I originallly started the apiary. started treating with fumidial, honey production started rising, after the second year, was back up to what I considered normal, so started treating all my yards two years ago, I had the best per hive average this years since I moved to N.Y. So I have conviced myself that its worth the time and expense to treat, I mark each hive that gets treated(some don't take the medication) and compare them to other hivesin the yard(barring anything strange like swarming) the medicated hives consistently produce more honey. as i think it was suttonman said in a post way back, when you look at the bees crawling away from the hives, how many do you see with worn out wings nowadays, not many if any, so did the wings get tougher?? or are the bees dying younger than they did before, the longer you can get them to live the more honey you can make, in my biased opinion.
Originally Posted by sqkcrk
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