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Old 30th October 2012, 06:05 PM   #11
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Bee virus X is associated with Amoeba.
The cysts are grainy and circular, larger than the rice shaped nosema spores.
The spores are destroyed by acetic acid.

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Old 30th October 2012, 06:07 PM   #12
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Yes, it made me smile. It is a bit of a sore point though, as the way the exams are at the moment means that they favour those who are used to long written exams and those who are good at rote learning. I'm still finding them useful though.

PS thanks BlackComb. I think the Bucks notes are good too.
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Old 30th October 2012, 06:10 PM   #13
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Did anyone attend the Mod 3 workshop at the honey show and was it worthwhile?
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Old 30th October 2012, 06:11 PM   #14
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PS thanks BlackComb. I think the Bucks notes are good too.
They are good for Mod 3 but don't rely on them too much for Mod 5.
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Old 30th October 2012, 06:30 PM   #15
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1620 - that is almost half past four!

I'm doing Mod 3 as well. Found it a very good way to brush up on disease recognition and the like. I find Yates Vol 1 to be very helpful.
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Old 30th October 2012, 06:41 PM   #16
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http://www.national-diploma-bees.org...rt_courses.htm

What about these courses? Anyone tried them?
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Old 30th October 2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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Bee virus X is associated with Amoeba.
The cysts are grainy and circular, larger than the rice shaped nosema spores.
The spores are destroyed by acetic acid.

(All from Bucks notes and Davis)
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Malpighamoeba is mainly seen in older or winter bees as the amoeba has a 28 day life cycle to produce spores
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Old 30th October 2012, 09:32 PM   #18
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I did, and yes, I think it was worthwhile:.)


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Old 30th October 2012, 10:31 PM   #19
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Amoeba is associated with nosema, but most likely only because both are spread in the same manner at the same time of year, rather than any particular affinity or interaction. It's an odd infection because it can be diagnosed periodically under a medium powered microscope but there is little report of harmful effects noted either for individual bees or at the colony level. We saw some two years ago. At a colony level it tends to clear up by early summer; infected bees simply take cleansing flights outdoors so the bee-to-bee transmission is halted.
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ETA the malpighamoeba cysts are roughly the same diameter as the length of nosema spores.
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