Bee Poo

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red rambler
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Bee Poo

Post by red rambler » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:14 pm

Evening Folks,

Got to be around the hives this weekend. If I remember correctly, the small brownish/orangeish spots on the hive entrance is poo. The other entrance does not show any.

Is this a concern, if so what should I be looking for?

Thanks.

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Post by Wally » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:09 pm

They likely got into some cornstarch, or similar. Like coke or Pepsi. If it doesn't get any worse, it shouldn't be a problem.

If it does get worse, fumigellan. "sp"

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Post by Kurt Bower » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:55 am

There are some good articles on Nosema Cerana in last quarters newsletter you can refer to.
If you see a lot of spots it is more likely Nosema Apis which needs to be treated for. Spotting during the winter months is more common than this time of year and should be monitored for the health of your bees.

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Post by red rambler » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:31 pm

It has gotten worse that two - three weeks ago.

I will look for the article.

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Post by red rambler » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:43 am

I assume it is available at the usual sources. Should I treat both even though the other one shows no sign whatsoever?

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Post by red rambler » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:15 pm

Got the the meds from Brushy. Do you need to treat more than once??

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Post by Kurt Bower » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:27 am

I believe directions indicate more than once.
Yes, people are treating for Nosema C. even though they can't see it.

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