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It happens mostly during winter and early spring, or better say, it becomes visible then. It may happen anytime of the year but it may go undetected, because bees can have cleansing flights. So nosema can be seen when bees are confined to hive, in areas where outside temperatures are usually below freezing for a long time. It spreads so that while some bees defecate inside the hive because of the cold weather outside, other bees are trying to clean up the mess and they pick up the disease in the process. Worker bees are unable to do their regular duties and everything becomes disrupted.
Fumagilin is what
is used here.
It is used for both, prevention and treatment of bees. It works so that
it prevents parasite reproduction.
Time of preventive application is usually in the autumn and the
medication should be administered during one month time in order to
free the bees from the disease.
And being given preventively is the best way to go.
As with any treatment it must be taken care of the medicine not to find
its way into honey.
Generally 1 gram of active fumagilin is enough for 5 - 6
It is recommended to mix one teaspoon of fumagilin with 1 gallon of
sugar syrup and give it to the bees so that 1 gallon is given to one
chamber full of bees.
If two chambers, give double the amount.
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