American foulbrood


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American foulbrood

Agriculture A contagious bacterial infection affecting honeybees, caused by Paenibacillus larvae ssp. larvae.
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larvae, the cause of American foulbrood of honeybees, by using PCR and restriction fragment analysis of genes encoding 16S rRNA.
Diagnosis of American foulbrood in honey bees: a synthesis and proposed analytical protocols.
The usual causes of honeybee deaths include varroa mites, hive beetles, and American foulbrood (a bacterial disease rapidly becoming resistant to antibiotic treatment).
It should be noted that all honey imported into South Africa is irradiated as a matter of course, to prevent the introduction of the causative organism of the honeybee brood disease, American Foulbrood.
She also notes the threat that ailments particular to bees, such as American Foulbrood, posed to early American beekeepers.
To this end, MEPs call for: an EU level action plan to combat bee mortality, breeding programmes to produce bees that are resilient to invasive species such as Varroa destructor, the Asian hornet or the American foulbrood, more research to develop innovative bee drugs and increase their availability, a ban on pesticides with scientifically proven negative effects on bee health, including neonicotinoids, and measures to develop safe alternatives for farmers, better training, e.
Insecticides killing bees was a concern, but American foulbrood disease was the biggest problem.
American foulbrood disease, which kills the bees' larvae, was also discovered at an apiary near the Perthshire village of Ballinluig last month.
Food and Drug Administration approval for an antibiotic to control American foulbrood, one of the most destructive and widespread bee diseases.
Aside from winter losses, the usual causes of death include varroa mites, hive beetles, wax moths, and American foulbrood (a bacterial disease rapidly becoming resistant to antibiotic treatment).
The threats to the honey bee include American Foulbrood and European Foulbrood, which are both subject to statutory controls, and varroa mites and associated viruses.

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