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Treating EFB Equipment
Ashley Powell
I have a client whos hives tested positive for EFB by the State here in Virginia.  What is recommended to treat the hive and equipment.  The client wishes to keep not burn if possible.  He tried the shake method, which did not work and has been written his VFD to get antibiotics. 

Laura Boggs
No need for a bonfire yet.  EFB is easily treatable if your client follows the directions on the medications.  EFB is only secondary to a weaker hive.  Your client should be checking for mites, ensuring the hive has plenty of food, and his queen is still active.  Normal disinfectant of tools is always prudent (10% bleach soak hive tool with a very good rinse).

Dr. Laura Boggs
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