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Author Topic: Do I need to destroy frames/boxes from hive that had DWV?  (Read 683 times)
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« on: March 24, 2014, 09:00:56 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.]

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 07:41:46 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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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 12:23:32 PM »

Thanks Buzzbee - I just wanted to make sure.   
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 01:17:18 AM »

Sorry for your loss.   I would agree with Buzz.




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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 04:17:18 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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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 11:13:27 PM »

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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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 05:49:17 AM »

About the only reason for burning equipment is American Foul Brood. It takes a flame to kill the spores.
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