ABF has scheduled a webinar to cover DFM and other similar theories. Should be interesting and hopefully helpful. Since the owner of stron Microbials is the presenter, bring a grain of salt just in case. Here's the scoop:
"New Beneficial Microbial Supplements For Honey Bees
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. AKST / 2:00 p.m. HST
Vera Strogolova, Co-Founder of Strong Microbials
Commensal, or naturally occurring bacteria promote honeybee health and play an important role in inhibiting honeybee pathogens. Commensal bacteria include Lactic Acid Bacteria, Bacillus, and Yeast. We introduced a direct-fed microbial product containing commensal bacteria, SuperDFM-HoneyBee. DFM-supplemented hives had better 2014-2015 winter survival rate (79%) than control hives (60%). We discuss modes of action of this DFM supplement. We also have new exciting data on developing biological control agents for treating AFB."