Bees have two distinct life forms (brood and adult) and most diseases are specific to either one stage or the other.
The most virulent diseases at present are those of the brood, specifically American foulbrood and European foulbrood. Other brood diseases include chalkbrood, a fungal disease which appears to be on the rise and sacbrood, caused by a virus.
Reasons for decline in colony populations are numerous and might even be a combination of things including: pesticide poisoning, nurtional imbalance, genetic susceptibiblity, as well as diseases, pests and/or predators.
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