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Hello. Someone used wormwood tincture for the prevention and treatment of nosematosis and varroa? What do you think about using tinctures in beekeeping? In Ukraine, beekeepers often use wormwood. The ancient doctor Avicenna called wormwood "a panacea for all diseases". Wormwood is considered a poisonous plant, but all medicines are also poisonous in a certain concentration. In Ukraine, beekeepers often use wormwood tincture for the prevention and treatment of nosematosis and varroa. Tincture of wormwood has a normalizing effect on the digestive system, metabolism, eliminate
A friend of mine made a split a few weeks ago and put a queen cell from a queen breeder. About three days ago he found the hive entrance covered with bee diarrhea as shown in the image. On opening, most of the bees inside where dead, very few bees left alive so this nuc won't survive. The parent hive hasn't shown any symptoms. What could be the cause? Nosema? He has other nucs and hives around and want to make sure this is not passed to the other hives.
In the last few years successful queen selection and breeding has reduced the incidence of nosema in Denmark from around 70-80% to 10% or less. This is a significant achievement in a country with 4,700 beekeepers and about 170,000 colonies. Nosema levels have been the focus of their breeding effort for 25 years as the long, mild, humid, winters made this a major concern for Danish beekeepers. Nosema ceranae was detected in Denmark in 2003. Queen breeding, as in much of the EU, is well organised, with 20 islands, peninsulas, and spits set aside by legislation for mating areas. Performance t