What’s stopping eradication of AFB?

. What’s stopping eradication of AFB? https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/221151/bee-health-consult-afbprofile-20130110.pdf • AFB was a disease spread by beekeepers with risks coming from equipment sold, imported stock, hospital sites and the inability of beekeepers to spot disease. It was possible that some beekeepers were self-treating for AFB which might help to explain why AFB cases cropped up at ‘random’… Continue reading What’s stopping eradication of AFB?


  Sacbrood disease is caused by the Morator aetatulas virus. reference http://beekeepers.amazingbees.com.au/bee-brood-diseases.html In the midbucks study notes it’s written as Sac brood Virus Morator Aetetulas but there is no reference to that Morator Aetetulas anywhere else on the web Confirmed on Dave Cushman’s site too as http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/sacbrood.html Sacbrood Morator aetatulas   Sacbrood may be confused with American… Continue reading Sacbrood…

chalkbrood confused with..

AFB EFB Mouldy Pollen Position In the early stages the dead larvae are stretched out full length in their cells. ref http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Content/File/p/Anim_Dis/578.pdf This could be confused with EFB where larvae may lie unnnaturally in the cell Here we go – a table! https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/animal-industries/bees/diseases-and-pests/chalkbrood Chalkbrood symptoms may be mistaken for other brood diseases, such as American foulbrood… Continue reading chalkbrood confused with..

Interesting links

http://web.oie.int/fr/normes/mmanual/A_00120.htm Acariosis or acarine disease Tarsonemid mite, known as the tracheal mite, Acarapis woodi   From:Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals Introductory note on bee diseases Chapter 2.9.1. Acariosis of bees Chapter 2.9.2. American foulbrood Chapter 2.9.3. European foulbrood Chapter 2.9.4. Nosemosis of bees Chapter 2.9.5. Varroosis Chapter 2.9.6. Tropilaelaps infestation of… Continue reading Interesting links


Nov 2014 – Q13 Suggest why: (a) Varroosis has spread so quickly throughout the UK.? 6 (b) The population of Varroa increases continuously in a honeybee colony? 2 (c) Regular monitoring of a colony is necessary after treatment? 4 (d) Problems may be caused by the continued use of one acaricide? 3 (a) Multiple starting… Continue reading Varroosis

Wax moth damage and prevention

Both Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella) and Lesser wax moth (Achroia grisella) larvae feed on: wax, cast larval skins, pollen and some honey. They can destroy whole combs leaving debris, wax moth frass and webbing on the frames. Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella) can tunnel and feed to the mid rib of the wax comb… Continue reading Wax moth damage and prevention