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Hi, my hives are building up rather slowly and I think they might have nosema. I want to feed them fumidil, but I`m concerned that they might brood up to much and die trying to cover the brood. It is hardly above freezing in the days and about 10 Celsius (14 fahrenheit) at night. Also, I don`t know how I would keep the top pillow on while they are being fed. Would an insulated top cover be enough to keep them warm enoughÉ
I`m not exactly sure if nosema is the problem. There is no pollen or nectar flow, but I do have pollen patties on. Their amount of brood seems to be reduced from the last time I checked, though it might be because their was a cold spell recently. I`m not sure if they have nosema but I want to be sure that if they do that they are treated for it. I also combined two hives with two others, though I don`t think that would cause them to lower the amount of brood they have.


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Amen to the above two Posts. Also, syrup doesn't produce brood automatically. The amount of brood is dependent on more than just syrup.
 

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I am wondering about the diagnosis, I see no bees crawling in front of the hive, and when I inspected I saw no dysentry or bees with K-wings. Could it just have been the cold spell caused them to reduce their brood level?


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