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Hi Folks,

Would it be a good idea to medicate against Nosema (Fumidil) and AFB/EFB (terramycin)as soon as we hive our package?

Also, is it safe to medicate for both Nosema and AFB/EFB at the same time?

Any recommendations?
 

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I wouldn't medicate a package of bees after installation. They will be fine. Besides, terramycin only masks afb/efb, it does not cure nor prevent it. I don't give fumidil unless I see signs the bees need treating for nosema.
 

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Cool. Thanks guys

We were reading a publication on beginning beekeeping, and the author recommended medicating right out of the package. :confused:

I thought it sounded a little goofy. I agree, no need if they're not sick.

[ February 26, 2006, 08:43 PM: Message edited by: ainsof ]
 

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>> We were reading a publication on beginning beekeeping, and the author recommended medicating right out of the package.

When was it written? Only a few years ago, much more chemical use was recommended. I think that the norm now is to medicate only in the fall. (If there is such a thing as a "norm" in beekeeping.)
 

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> We were reading a publication on beginning
> beekeeping, and the author recommended
> medicating right out of the package.

Use it to light your smoker, that's about
all the usefulness anything that suggested
such brain-damaged approaches has to modern
beekeeping.

No, better yet, hang onto it.
Save it for your grandkids.
Old beekeeping books and pamphlets can become
valuable.

Buy something more up-to-date.
 
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