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Summer bee health

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ChalkbroodIf you see white and/or black "mummies" in front of hive entrances, your bees might be battling chalkbrood.  Conditions this summer are conducive to chalkbrood, a common bee brood disorder.  It is a fungus that seems to thrive in cool, wet summers like this one is becoming.  The disease will weaken your hive.

Learn more online: there are multiple guides to brood diseases such as the Penn State one that is on our club website and also on the NYBeeWellness website.

Prevention involves plenty of good hive ventilation, and minimizing other hive stresses.  So keep on top of it and make sure your bees have a good location and plenty of honey!

- by Christina Wahl

Photo by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 19:11
 

Honey Marketing Guide

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If you sell, or want to sell, your honey to others to read this June 2014 publication from Cooperative Extension (pdf file). It answers many questions about processing, licensing, and labeling that you may have.

 

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