European Foul Brood Infected Brood Diagram

Identifying and managing European Foulbrood in a Beehive A European Foulbrood (EFB) infection may show no visible signs at times, however, sudden outbreaks often occur when the honey bee colony is under stress. Identifying European Foulbrood (EFB) Brood combs should be thoroughly examined for EFB at least twice a year, preferably in spring and in…

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European Foulbrood (EFB) is less widespread in Australia than its American counterpart, but it can be a big problem for beekeepers. European Foulbrood is not present here in Western Australia. But our Eastern States counterparts may be all too familiar with this nasty brood disease. Particularly in Victoria and southern New South Wales, a severe…

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Beekeeping Honey Bees Beehive Spring Build-Up

Why beekeepers need to get ready for the spring build-up now Spring is a key season in the annual beekeeping calendar. It’s that time of year when the colony quickly builds numbers, i.e. the spring build-up. It’s also a time of vulnerability. How your beehive fares over the spring will greatly impact your honey crop…

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