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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Bravo! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/dining/dogs-bees-colonies-sniff-bacteria.html
  2. Bee Forum
    Have nasty hive. Always was. Was building swarm cells so I did a 3 way split in hopes the daughters will be better while I wait for my nice hive to get big enough to raise some queens for those hives. Daughters should be laying by now. Understand their temperament is unknown at this time...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    My hive died this winter, or actually I think it was late fall. I believe the cause of death to be eit her varroa mites or foulbrood. I have not had a chance to check for AFB with a matchstick yet and wanted to get advice based on what I currently know. Symptoms: Very few dead bees and none...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    Is it just the hive bodies & frames that contaminate, or an entire car that transported potentially AFB contaminated hive bodies? Received my first nuc early May, 2016. Two days later my mentor died, leaving me with 2 more hives, located 5 miles away, and 20 miles from his home. He had only...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    So last year I lost a hive to absconding. I have heard it is sometimes best to save the old comb for future hives. My hive has no live bees in it, but it does have 4 frames of brood. Well now the brood is all dead obviously. It is giving off a pretty awful smell. I am wondering if the smell is...
  6. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    A Mathematical Model of Intra-Colony Spread of American Foulbrood in European Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) American foulbrood (AFB) is one of the severe infectious diseases of European honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) and other Apis species. This disease is caused by a gram-positive, spore-forming...
  7. Diseases and Pests
    Hi All, I've been on this forum for 3 years and have made several good contacts through it and not to mention that I have even acquired some pretty valuable information from several other members on here as well. I have stated before that one area of beekeeping that I'd like to further my...
  8. Diseases and Pests
    What are your thoughts on using chemical treatment to prevent AFB with terramycin? I have two hives I started with packages of Italians. My cousin is helping me get started and he uses terramycin in early spring to treat the bees. I've been doing a lot research and reading and the more I...
  9. Bee Forum
    Hi, This is Episode thirty one of our beekeeping podcast, This week we are talking about Fake Honey, Extractors and trickery at the Supermarket. Hi, we are Gary and Margaret, We are beekeepers from the hills of the Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland, New Zealand. Our podcasts are about...
  10. Bee Forum
    Symbionts as Major Modulators of Insect Health: Lactic Acid Bacteria and Honeybees Honeybees possess an abundant, diverse and ancient LAB microbiota in their honey crop with beneficial effects for bee health, defending them against microbial threats. Beekeeping management practices can...
  11. Diseases and Pests
    Lots of people ask me how to feed drugs. This is how we do it. Beekeepers know what Im talking about - this is how we keep the bees healthy and prevent against AFB and EFB and other infectious viruses and bacteria from harming the Queen or otherwise damaging brood inside the hive. Mixing up a...
  12. Diseases and Pests
    Has anybody ever used this diagnostic method? I am curious as to why nobody ever mentions it in any of the workshops/seminars that I have attended when mentioning AFB. Especially since AFB is such a serious disease. Why doesn't anyone talk or teach how to perform this? From another prior post...
  13. Bee Forum
    I lost some colonies last Winter due to having used an antibiotic that was long out-dated. As the AFB wasn't as bad as it could have been, there were relatively few evidences on the combs (i.e. perforated cells, etc.) Aside from destroying all of my brood comb and starting anew, how can I...
  14. Diseases and Pests
    I lost several colonies last Winter due to AFB 'cause the Tylosin I used was out-dated (bummer!). AS it was a relatively light case of AFB, neither is the odor very noticeable nor are there many perforated cell cappings. Can anyone tell me an easy way to identify which brood combs are infected??
  15. Bee Forum
    I highly suspect that I lost several colonies last Winter to AFB due to having used out-dated Tylosin. Since it was a relatively light case of AFB, relatively few perforated cappings and/or foul odor was evident on most frames. Is there an easy way to determine which of my brood frames are...
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