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Offline Rich V

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Is this Nosema ?
« on: October 14, 2006, 08:21:02 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?

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Is this Nosema ?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2006, 11:13:49 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.
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Is this Nosema ?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2006, 11:30:56 AM »
Is it normal for it to be that thick?

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Is this Nosema ?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2006, 11:35:05 AM »
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Re: Is this Nosema ?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2006, 04:08:24 PM »


Link is fine, Michael!