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Offline DM

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Nosema?
« on: April 21, 2009, 07:56:25 PM »
I have two new hives last summer that survived the winter and would not take any medicated syrup at all this spring. I went out today and the front of both hives and on the ground have what looks to be little long thin tracks of yellow waste. I replaced the old medicated syrup with new tonight. I hope that they will take it now to get medicated.

Any ideas of what to next if they don't take it?

Dennis

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Re: Nosema?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 08:29:11 PM »
First, they may not have Nosema.  Dysentery does not prove Try HBH (Honey Bee Healthy) instead of the fumigillan.  Any feed will clear them out.  HBH is a feed stimulant and will get some feed through them, plus a study from Australia indicates that Lemongrass Essential Oil (which is in HBH) will help with Nosema.

Or just feed them some watered down honey.  :)

http://www.bushfarms.com/beespests.htm#nosema
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesterms.htm#fumidil
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