Kathy, tell us more about your chalkbrood stuff. I remember from last year that you had these issues, big time. I did too. I wound up killing a queen that I had such high hopes of the chalkbrood rectifying itself. I ended up uniting this colony with another one because I had been so hopeful of the condition clearing up, but never did. By the time I got around to killing the queen the colony had dwindled really badly, so badly that unite was the only thing I could do. I should have killed the queen much sooner than I did, but I just kept hoping it would clear up on its own for far too long. I accept the fact that I was very neglectful with this colony and should have acted much sooner than I did, but man, sometimes life can get just so busy....what more can I say.
I want to hear more about this. Are you experiencing chalkbrood right now? If you are, is it in the same colony as last year. I am wondering if you need to cull all that comb in that colony and start over with new foundation? I am wondering too much here, no facts, so tell more about it. This needs to be fixed before you got into the summer, so you need some help now......have a wonderful and beautiful day, Cindi