Steve G
Feb 6, 2018

Chalk Brood disease - Found in one of my hives this week

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Firstly noticed the tale tale sign of mumified chalky larve carcases on the landing board a week or so ago (during recent rain period). Did a hive inspection this week end and confirmed Chalk brood in brood comb . I found this site on line very helpfull and informative and thought it might benefit other newbies recognise the issue, understand the possible causes and learn how to manage the disease. Cheers Steve .

http://beeaware.org.au/archive-pest/chalkbrood/#ad-image-0

 

beetek
Sep 27, 2018Edited: Sep 27, 2018

In the 1980s, I was having a lot of Chalk Brood in my hives & information said to re-queen the hive- I did so on a number of occasions and found that I still, had the Disease

SO-OO I experimented with a number of hives with different experiments

The BEST Experiment was: - to lift the Diseased frames (maximum of 4 frames) above the excluder into the middle of the super above of a strong honey production hive

I found that the bees cleaned the Disease out completely within about 3 or 4 days or sooner so that nectar could be placed in the frames

I have been do this TEK Method since and have NEVER had a problem with the Disease returning

 

NOTE: - The hive MUST be strong in bee numbers

 

Further information - check out my You Tube channel HoneyBEE TEK Educational videos that can be applied immediately - costs nothing, BUT your time

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