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Offline mat

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chalk brood
« on: June 26, 2007, 09:26:29 AM »
I noticed some chalk brood in one of my hives. How contagious is it? Can I use empty (without brood) frames from this hive in other ones? When they clean all the "mummies", what they do, can I unite them with another healthy hive?
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Re: chalk brood
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007, 11:29:03 AM »
don't worry about it if it's just a bit.  i had some and so did a couple of other people on the board.  warm weather and good ventilation took care of mine.  i have a sbb and cracked the top open when it wasn't raining.  have not seen any sign of it in weeks.

if you have a lot of it, the general CW is that you requeen.  there are mixed reviews on that.

i used drawn foundation from the chalkbrood hive in others and have not seen signs of the disease in other hives.  it doesn't seem to be to big of a deal if you can get it under control.
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Re: chalk brood
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007, 02:27:41 PM »
Thank you for your response. I was thinking about uniting with the nuc with better queen. It would help even more.
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