Infectious diseases and parasites

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There are a number of infectious diseases and parasites that can have serious consequences for a bee colony.

Among them are:

  • American foulbrood - a highly infectious bacterial infection that leads to the death of bee brood
  • European foulbrood - a bacterial infection that leads to the death of bee brood
  • Nosema - a fungal infection that affects the adult bees intestinal tract
  • Chalkbrood - a fungal infection that affects the brood, ultimately killing it
  • Stone brood - a fungal infection that affects the brood, ultimately killing it
  • Varroa - a parasitic mite that often leads to secondary infections, such as a number of viruses, that end up killing the colony over the course of a few years.
  • a number of different viruses

Detailed descriptions of these diseases that affect all honey bee subspecies can be found for example here

Diseases have to be kept in mind when exporting/importing bees - there are many strict veterianry regulations regarding this. REGULATIONS MOVING BEES AROUND