Quantcast

Chalk Brood

Beekeeping Forum

Help Support Beekeeping Forum:

SER 

House Bee
Joined
Feb 24, 2009
Messages
139
Reaction score
0
Location
South Devon
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
2
I was interested to see there was a few bits of chalkbrood on the varroa tray and chucked out of the front of the hive in the last few days.

My question really is, is there a particular age of brood that is more susceptible? I did my oxalic treatment between christmas and new year and am now wondering if I had more brood than I thought I would.

I guess it just shows the mild climate we have here in South Devon.

Si.
 

Onge 

Field Bee
Joined
May 24, 2009
Messages
839
Reaction score
0
Location
Cambridge
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
9 Medium Poly, mostly foundation-less. Some run as Warre TBH
You did the right thing as far as I'm concerned.

The chalk brood is probably a separate issue.

When I did my first oxalic treatment (ever) it was in early november !!! (wrong) but they still did great.

:)
 

Hebeegeebee 

Drone Bee
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
1,970
Reaction score
14
Location
S.E. Norfolk
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
12 on a good day, often more..
I believe that chalk brood is less of a problem nowadays now we have OMF's. Have you had your tray in under the floor all winter?
 
Joined
Jun 20, 2009
Messages
2,433
Reaction score
0
Location
Kingsbridge, South Devon
Hive Type
none
Number of Hives
0 - Now in beeless retirement!
The only cure of chalk brood is a new queen. Not much you can do at this time of year but plan on re-queening, ideally from a different stock as early as possible. I think if you have chalk brood mummies being thrown out at this time of the year the problem might bad but you won't know for sure until the first inspection.
 

Hombre 

Queen Bee
Joined
Feb 27, 2009
Messages
2,818
Reaction score
0
Location
West Midlands
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
Ten
He'll be away making his pollen patties in the washing machine. in preparation for the start of the Finnish spring :)
 

Finman 

Queen Bee
Joined
Nov 8, 2008
Messages
25,545
Reaction score
107
Location
Finland, Helsinki
Hive Type
langstroth
.
Thing are like Rooftops says.

Now you know the presence of disease. If you have in spring empty holes in brood area and dead larvae, get a new queen from new stock.

Look other hives too if they have chalkbrood in drone combs.

Worker brood are may be totally Ok but chalkbrood may be in some part of drones.

Chalkbrood emerges in winter if bees do not get drinking water outsides.
If you saw now a sing, its meaning will reviele out in spring.
 

Finman 

Queen Bee
Joined
Nov 8, 2008
Messages
25,545
Reaction score
107
Location
Finland, Helsinki
Hive Type
langstroth
He'll be away making his pollen patties in the washing machine. in preparation for the start of the Finnish spring :)


Temps on my cottage are now at night - 25C and by day -20C.
here in Helsinki we have about -10C. Hives are covered with snow.
The sea keeps the temp high.

I start patty making in second week of April. Then half of snow has melted in cottage yard.
 

Latest posts

Top