European Foulbrood detailed info.

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  1. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    While we all hope to never need this information, it can happen. I opened it up to determine whether wax I melted down from my combs in 2013 when EFB hit my hives (via a bait hive using comb from a dead wild hive which apparently had germs...)

    anyway, I melted all my wax, harvested all honey, put the bees on sugar water and oxytetracycline powder from dadant, and they all got well. I had metal cans of wax which I am remelting and filtering through T-shirts. Since recoating foundation with wax is a thing, I started looking to see if this 2013 wax is safe, or might contain bacteria. This is the article I found, I haven't found my answer yet, but it is good information.

    http://articles.extension.org/pages...a-bacterial-disease-affecting-honey-bee-brood
     
  2. roadkillbobb

    roadkillbobb Active Member

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    interesting article..
     

  3. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    really is. And the links at the bottom of the page all work. They have a ton of info online