foulbrood


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foulbrood

(foul′bro͞od′)
n.
Either of two fatal diseases that affect honeybee larvae, caused by the bacteria Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius.
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All the colonies testing negative to American foulbrood are in agreement with a study conducted in South Africa which reported that the pest is not yet prevalent among African bees [31].
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.
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.
The European honey bee has long battled a variety of diseases, including the smelly, aptly named foulbrood.
She also notes the threat that ailments particular to bees, such as American Foulbrood, posed to early American beekeepers.
In this piece, she states that beekeepers burn a hive when the bees are infected with American Foulbrood, a fatal and highly contagious bacterial disease in bees.
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.
Clear descriptions are included of honey bee pests (wax moths, hive beetles, varroa mites) and infections (American and European foulbrood, chalkbrood, nosema, viruses) with helpful tables for identifying these conditions and for treating them with either chemical or chemical-free options.
Insecticides killing bees was a concern, but American foulbrood disease was the biggest problem.
Adults and larvae are capable of transferring serious bee diseases, such as foulbrood (Charriere and Imdorf, 1999).