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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Hoping this isn't AFB! I've got some tests coming in but it will be a week. The rope matchstick test was not consistent and rarely yielded a short rope. Some of the larvae are desiccated in the back of the comb (where they are when healthy) in a moon shape Some are on the floor of the comb...
  2. Winter Beekeeping
    Hello, Just a quick question about one of my hives. This hive is struggling with European foulbrood (I have been trying several natural ways to do deal with EFB). There is currently about 2 frames of brood and about 4 frames of honey, but that is all. The other frames have wax cells, but are...
  3. Bee Forum
    I went into my strongest, and only overwintered hive today. It seemed quiet despite warm sunny conditions. There was 2 near full supers (I have taken 2 off so far as well), but when I got to the top brood box capped brood was spotty and there were a number of dead pupae in cells. I pulled some...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    I was checking my hives yesterday and saw what looked like EFB in two hives. There was no smell, but they had poor brood patterns and yellow/brown larva. One hive had been weak all spring but I thought it was just a failing queen, but the other had been strong until this inspection. Is there...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    NY Bee Wellness Newsletter with Spring Survey Results, Summer 2016 http://eepurl.com/b5eO4L includes: Fight the Mite! Check your mite levels 2 year Project for NYS Randy Oliver Workshop Aug 5-7 Spring 2016 Spring Survey results Queens and Nucs European Foulbrood NY...
  6. 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...
  7. Diseases and Pests
    Can European Foulbrood be transferred thru a queen to another hive? I've read it lives in the gut and is then transfered thru the brood food. I currently have a fairly strong hive that is making a fast and strong recovery from EFB. I noticed that this hive has strong hygenic traits and...
  8. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Can European Foulbrood be transferred thru a queen to another hive? I've read it lives in the gut and is then transfered thru the brood food. I currently have a fairly strong hive that is making a fast and strong recovery from EFB. I noticed that this hive has strong hygenic traits and...
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