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  1. #81
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    Default Re: Set It and Forget It?

    sp: I had not read about your EFB outbreak. I am very sorry. I have followed your journey and support your efforts. I know that was a major blow to you.

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  3. #82
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    many thanks for that '12.

    the biggest blow was losing treatment free colonies having 6 - 7 winters under their belt. i'll take mites all day long, but this highly virulent and very contagious form of efb was no contest for most my colonies. we'll see how the remainder fares going forward.

    even more of a concern to me is the impact these 'most likely' imported pathogens are having our wild-type feral survivors in the nearby woods.

    i'll probably ease up a bit on my swarm prevention going forward and allow a few more 'escapees' to bolster the ferals in my little corner of the county.
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  4. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by squarepeg View Post
    thank you for clarifying that you had no scientific basis for your statement that 'efb bacteria, just like afb spores can remain dormant in hive for years'. in my opinion it's important to know what we know as well as know what we don't know.
    The way I read that, you are saying is that if the article I provided is not scientific, then it has no merit? If that is the case then 90% of what is on this forum and what has been read in other sources, outside of a lab dose not either.
    Forgive me If I am wrong, but that is the way I read it.

    I do feel for you as well as others that have lost hives to Afb and or Efb, but you yourself said you have no idea where it came from.

    Good luck in the future.

  5. #84
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    Default Re: Set It and Forget It?

    And from the very same article that sunkool quoted:

    "Vigilance is important with all honeybee diseases. Check all colonies regularly for health and suspect any colonies that are not thriving where there is no already known reason. Colonies that die out should be examined thoroughly and sealed to prevent robbing and spread of any disease present."

    Hmmm.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

  6. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkool View Post
    The way I read that, you are saying is that if the article I provided is not scientific, then it has no merit? If that is the case then 90% of what is on this forum and what has been read in other sources, outside of a lab dose not either.
    Forgive me If I am wrong, but that is the way I read it.
    pretty much. i wouldn't say 'no merit', but i try to be careful not to make statements of fact without much to substantiate them on. mostly what i have posted on this forum is from my actual experience.


    Quote Originally Posted by sunkool View Post
    I do feel for you as well as others that have lost hives to Afb and or Efb, but you yourself said you have no idea where it came from.
    no. i said i have a very good idea where it came from but have no way to prove it.


    Quote Originally Posted by sunkool View Post
    Good luck in the future.
    many thanks for that sunkool, and sincerely to you as well.
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  7. #86
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    edit
    Last edited by squarepeg; 06-24-2019 at 06:18 PM. Reason: edit
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    Default Re: Set It and Forget It?

    probably 'nuff said in this thread.
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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