This message is being forwarded at Mike Studer’s request. Please take notice.
Beekeeping Association Presidents, Please inform the members of your association to be vigilant when inspecting their colonies for the next few months and forward this message to them. I have been finding European Foulbrood in colonies across the state, The recent periods of heavy rain this spring have been stressing the colonies similar to three years ago when we had bad outbreaks of EFB across the state. EFB can be cured with Terramycin. Information on diagnosis and control can be found on the following web site http://www.extension.org/pages/23693…oney-bee-brood . Anyone that thinks they have EFB should either call me or one of the local area association inspectors to confirm the diagnosis or ask questions about treatment. There is no need to burn the colonies.
Michael D. Studer
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Regulatory Services Division
Ellington Agricultural Center
Box 40627, Melrose Station
440 Hogan Road, Porter Building
Nashville, TN 37204
Office Phone: 615-837-5342
Cell Phone: 615-517-4451