state hive inspection

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Zookeep, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    all done, found a few mites in 2 hives, opened up drone brood in a few others with little or no mites, found a slight chalk brood on 1 side of 1 frame in 1 hive but was very small and the bees were already cleaning it out, the thing that really bothered me is the fact that this poor inspector has 9 counties he inspects now, thats a joke, talk about a under funded state dept.
     
  2. crackerbee

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    Yup,the poor woman inspector that came out last Wed. said she already had put in 40 hrs. for the week.
     

  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Nova Scotia as a province has 960,000 people, and we have a part-time bee health adviser. Sadly, despite what has been happening with CCD and the lot, bees still don't rank high on the list of most governments.
     
  4. Americasbeekeeper

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    Thanks for the concern. We handled twice as many hives going to California for pollination this year than any year previous. I submitted to hire one for district 4. It should be filled any day.
     
  5. indypartridge

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    Here in Indiana we have one inspector for the entire state, and it's considered just part of her job. But we consider ourselves lucky because Michigan has none.