- 01-09-2011, 11:18 AM
Adult honey bees may fall prey to many kinds of viruses, which because they are not easily detected, are often ignored by bee inspectors and beekeepers alike. Perhaps most recognized is chronic bee paralysis. Some bee stock is highly susceptable to this virus which causes the workers to become hairless and develop a uniform black color. Other viruses found to affect honey bees include "Arkansas bee virus," "S-shaped virus," and "slow bee paralysis virus."