May 23, 2018 1:59 AM
Hi again everyone,
On a warm day in March, I realised my hive was in deep trouble. Huge amounts of humidity, dysentery in the hive and huge loss (dead bees everywhere). At the earliest opportunity, I took huge steps to get the humidity out of the hive - cleared away dead bees, tried to better insulate the hive etc.
Long story short, the hive is alive, the queen is laying, but the frames are stained with dysentery. I just read that I should test for nosema… which I will. But in the meantime, what do I do about the hive? Early on there was one symptom of nosema- bees crawling on the floor. The hive isn’t reproducing as fast as I’d like but it may be because there are only a few bees left. I don’t see K wing anywhere but some of the frames are black from dysentery. What do I do???