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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Terramycin or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Dewey View Post
    Attending club meetings and seminars where sterilized AFB frames have been passed around is as close as I hope to get to actual AFB.
    Sterilized AFB frames? Please describe. The only way I know to sterilize AFB frames is to burn them into nothingness.
    Mark Berninghausen

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    >Sterilized AFB frames? Please describe. The only way I know to sterilize AFB frames is to burn them into nothingness.

    Irradiation seems to be the common method at the present.
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    Oh yeah, I forgot. Is that what you meant Andrew? Is there an irradiation unit in ME?
    Mark Berninghausen

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    mark the frames may have gone thru a eto chamber or gamma irradiation as told at the eshpa meeting. maybe you were outside or having a senior moment. ha ha

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    Granted, for the first twenty years of my beekeeping life, I only kept six hives, or less. Due to the nature of my work (U.S. Navy) and afterwards my natural inclinations, I relocated often, usually maintaining bees wherever I was. In various locations and different hives, sometimes in new equipment, sometimes in old relocated equipment, I have observed a few cases of each of chalkbrood, parafoulbrood, sacbrood, and stonebrood. More recently I have seen K-wing (result of tracheal mites), PMS (result of Varroa mites), DWV, and even the occasional case of BQCV. There may have been an occasional cell or two of EFB and/or AFB that I did not notice (or perhaps not), but I've never seen a full-blown case of either EFB or AFB, in my hives, nor in any fellow beekeeper's hives. Considering this, I grew into the impression that neither EFB, nor AFB are very common in most of the beekeeping world.

    I once purchased a package of Terramycin, formulated for treating honey bees, that was back in the late 1960's or early 1970's, I never got around to using it. I have read that many of the causative organisms of these diseases are usually present, yet are not usually causing disease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beeware10 View Post
    mark the frames may have gone thru a eto chamber or gamma irradiation as told at the eshpa meeting. maybe you were outside or having a senior moment. ha ha
    I wasn't aware ME had either one of those.
    Mark Berninghausen

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    i don't really care if duramycin is "approved" or not, i have two hives and i can find it local and for about $4 a bag. If it works then i would go that route, specially since i buy it for my chickens anyway. it does cost slightly more but im sure once i paid shipping to get the terramycin it would probably be about the same if not cheaper.

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    i did some looking around and found that duramycin-10 is being sold and used as a preventive measure against foul brood. ive only found one supplier selling it though. and i agree terramycin seems to be the only approved drug on the market to help prevent foul brood.

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    There is oxytetracycline which is labled for bees it is Pennox 343 this is the best way to go .You can get it throuh vet supplys on webb.

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    I'm not sure where Tony J had the AFB frames irradiated - I'm guessing it wasn't in Maine. But I have confidence that he would not be demoing "live" AFB.

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