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  Topic: Unidentified poo on hive floor - wax moth?
coates53

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:13 pm   Subject: Unidentified poo on hive floor - wax moth?
That's good to know, we don't fancy interfering with the colony by artificially changing the queen.
  Topic: Unidentified poo on hive floor - wax moth?
coates53

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:45 pm   Subject: Unidentified poo on hive floor - wax moth?
Barbara, you were spot on, it is chalk brood. Thanks for that, it's good to know what's going on. I've had a brief read about it so far & most say that strong colonies can deal with it, some sugge ...
  Topic: Unidentified poo on hive floor - wax moth?
coates53

Replies: 8
Views: 12988

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:48 am   Subject: Unidentified poo on hive floor - wax moth?
Ahhhh, so on closer inspection (& i'm really not sure how we missed this before) the unidentified poo is not poo at all, it appears to be the desiccated bodies of either (headless) bees or larvae. ...
  Topic: Unidentified poo on hive floor - wax moth?
coates53

Replies: 8
Views: 12988

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:21 pm   Subject: Unidentified poo on hive floor - wax moth?
Hi,

Thanks very much for your suggestions. The white reminded me of bird poo but i can't see how they could get in.
I've had a look at pictures of reptile & bat poo online & it doesn't res ...
  Topic: Unidentified poo on hive floor - wax moth?
coates53

Replies: 8
Views: 12988

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:52 pm   Subject: Unidentified poo on hive floor - wax moth?
Hi all,

We found quite a lot of poo on the floor of our hTBH when we had a look in. I tried posting this with a url link to a picture i uploaded to photobucket but when i tried to submit the post i ...
 
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