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I pulled this old frame from a hive that was left unattended for 3 years. Can anyone tell me what these spores are? I'm afraid it's American Foulbrood. Any advice? Thanks in advance. David


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I pulled this old frame from a hive that was left unattended for 3 years. Can anyone tell me what these spores are? I'm afraid it's American Foulbrood. Any advice? Thanks in advance. David


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Please look here. It’s a link to the NBU’s article on foulbrood

In addition the inspectorate run bee disease days through the year. It’s a good idea to go on one.
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Ah I see you’re in France. Any other beginners from the U.K. should grab the chance to do one if they can.
 
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Please look here. It’s a link to the NBU’s article on foulbrood

In addition the inspectorate run bee disease days through the year. It’s a good idea to go on one.
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Ah I see you’re in France. Any other beginners from the U.K. should grab the chance to do one if they can.
Thanks Dani. We have local inspectors in my area (Haute Savoie) and I'll see if I can get them to come by. I doubt now that it is AFB, but it would be a good idea to have an inspection anyway particularly since AFB has hit this area rather heavily lately. thanks again.
 

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Thanks Dani. We have local inspectors in my area (Haute Savoie) and I'll see if I can get them to come by. I doubt now that it is AFB, but it would be a good idea to have an inspection anyway particularly since AFB has hit this area rather heavily lately. thanks again.
It’s always useful to have an expert eye over the bees.
Really useful to look at diseased frames too which is why I always encourage beginners to go to the disease days.
Best of luck and happy beeking
 

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It’s always useful to have an expert eye over the bees.
Really useful to look at diseased frames too which is why I always encourage beginners to go to the disease days.
Best of luck and happy beeking
I agree Dani, we are extremely lucky in the UK that we have the SBIs. If anyone has never used their services or been worried about a visit, enjoy it....... they are extremely interesting and you will learn a lot.
 

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