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Author Topic: Is this Nosema ?  (Read 1303 times)
Rich V
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« on: October 14, 2006, 07:21:02 PM »

I've noticed somes yellow stains on the front of one of my hives. Today I decided to wash it off. What I found was, that it was more than just a stain. Some of it was at least  1/16 inch maybe a little thicker,and it was very hard to get off. Some of it I had to scrape off with a pocket knive.
Is this a typical  sign of nosema?

Rich V.
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2006, 10:13:49 AM »

Yellowish color is normal.

If it was dark brown, theny they are suffering for some level of dysentery.

Nosema can only be diagnosed by looking ant the bee internals under a microscope.

Bees with dysentery may or may not have nosema.

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

Rich V.
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2006, 10:30:56 AM »

Is it normal for it to be that thick?
Michael Bush
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2006, 10:35:05 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2006, 03:08:24 PM »

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