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Offline Rurification

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Do I need to destroy frames/boxes from hive that had DWV?
« on: March 24, 2014, 10:00:56 AM »
I'm getting ready to start some new bees this year.  I lost all three hives this winter.  One of the hives I lost this winter had some DWV last fall.  Do I need to destroy the frames, etc.  or can I use them again?   [Did a search, found nothing...]

I do foundationless.  I already cut all the old comb off.   Just wondering if I need to do more with the frames and boxes of that particular hive.   

[I'm thinking the other hives died because they were too small for the wild cold weather we had here in spite of the stores, candyboard, insulation and covers they had.]

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Re: Do I need to destroy frames/boxes from hive that had DWV?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 08:41:46 PM »
Deformed Wing Virus is transmitted by the varroa mite. I see no need to destroy your equipment.The only thing you would need to have worried about in the wax would have been pesticide contamination, Foul brood or nosema.

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Re: Do I need to destroy frames/boxes from hive that had DWV?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 01:23:32 PM »
Thanks Buzzbee - I just wanted to make sure.   

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Re: Do I need to destroy frames/boxes from hive that had DWV?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 02:17:18 AM »
Sorry for your loss.   I would agree with Buzz.




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Re: Do I need to destroy frames/boxes from hive that had DWV?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 05:17:18 PM »
watch the vid on bio control for viroa mites

RH has ordered some HM from evergreen and is doing a study himself to see if they work

read all the links there is quite a few

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Re: Do I need to destroy frames/boxes from hive that had DWV?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014, 12:13:27 AM »
It is my understanding that virus like those that cause deformed wings do not live without a host so nothing is gained by burning valuable comb.

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Re: Do I need to destroy frames/boxes from hive that had DWV?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 06:49:17 AM »
About the only reason for burning equipment is American Foul Brood. It takes a flame to kill the spores.
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