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What should be done with equipment (frames supers etc) that have a bad case of nosema?
should I burn it? or is there a way to kill the nosema fungus with something easy to get? like soaking in chlorine?
 

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Acetic acid or acetic acid fumigation will kill Nosema spores. I think chlorine will do fine as well. How do you know it's Nosema? All bees have dysentery after a long winter. The question is whether or not it was Nosema. It takes a microscope to tell that...
 

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Acetic acid or acetic acid fumigation will kill Nosema spores. I think chlorine will do fine as well. How do you know it's Nosema? All bees have dysentery after a long winter. The question is whether or not it was Nosema. It takes a microscope to tell that...
I don't know for sure Michael, just a guess, the hive in question has severe buildup of waste at the top entrance. much worse than all my other hives and it is the weakest with just a hand full of bees and no brood like the others. (yes there is a queen)
thanks for your reply.
 
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