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Nosema
« on: March 13, 2021, 12:49:32 pm »
Not sure but a couple of hives have a huge mess of black sloppy bee poo. Thinking nosema. Should these hives be burned?
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Re: Nosema
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 03:35:48 pm »
NO. Nosema is curable and is not unusual in early spring.

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Re: Nosema
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 10:51:14 pm »
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Re: Nosema
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2021, 10:37:42 am »
American Foulbrood is the only disease where burning the equipment is the solution.   Early in my beekeeping journey I bought a package of bees that had nosema.  I treated with fumagillin.  That cleared it up but I saw evidence of it again and again over time.  I lost that colony, for a reason I don't remember.  Probably was for the best.