Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
August 01, 2014, 11:28:50 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: use of equipment from dead hive (dysentery)  (Read 1439 times)
beefree
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 80

Location: michigan


« on: June 17, 2005, 10:31:10 PM »

Is it okay to re-use boxes from a hive that died over the winter of dysentery?  If yes, i assume i should wash it down with something, clorox maybe?  If no, should i burn it?  how about the frames?  I hate to waste stuff...
beefree
Logged

Those who are merciful to the cruel become callous to the meek.
Phoenix
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 139

Location: Middle of The Great Lakes State, Milford, MI


WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2005, 12:23:34 AM »

If it was just dysentary that the hive suffered from, and nothing else, you can use it again.  No need to do anything special, the bees will clean it up.
Logged

Horns Pure Honey
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 148

Location: Illinois


« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2005, 11:44:47 AM »

It prob. wouldnt hurt to torch it to kill the bacteria just in case some is still alive. Smiley
Logged

Ryan Horn
Apis629
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 823


Location: Florida


WWW
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2005, 05:25:03 PM »

The only problem I can think of with doing that is was it dysentry or nosema?
Logged

Michael Bush
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 13588


Location: Nehawka, NE


WWW
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2005, 07:28:06 PM »

I've never done it, but I believe the "proper" treatment of equipment that is infected with Nosema is acetic acid fumigation.  You could probably wash it down with vinegar.

The issue is whether it was something they ate or Nosema.  Nosema is a spore forming protozoan called Nosema apis.

But the ROOT cause of Nosema is stress.
Logged

Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
beefree
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 80

Location: michigan


« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2005, 02:07:45 PM »

Thank you all.  I will wash it down with  white vinegar and let you know how it goes.
beefree
Logged

Those who are merciful to the cruel become callous to the meek.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.194 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page July 25, 2014, 01:35:00 AM
anything