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  1. Bee Forum
    I have a friend willing to give me 2 old(a few years) hives that he isn't using. He did beekeeping for a few seasons and then quit. He has a lot of other hobbies LOL:lpf: So, other than looking for American Foulbrood, what else would make you say no to free boxes and frames? Keep in mind, I...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Bravo! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/dining/dogs-bees-colonies-sniff-bacteria.html
  3. Bee Forum
    From The New York Times: With a Sniff and a Signal, These Dogs Hunt Down Threats to Bees In Maryland, a state employee is training dogs to inspect hives for harmful bacteria — a crucial job as honeybees are sent around the country to pollinate crops...
  4. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    A Mathematical Model of Intra-Colony Spread of American Foulbrood in European Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) American foulbrood (AFB) is one of the severe infectious diseases of European honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) and other Apis species. This disease is caused by a gram-positive, spore-forming...
  5. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    The First Paenibacillus larvae Bacteriophage Endolysin (PlyPl23) with High Potential to Control American Foulbrood Endolysins, which are peptidoglycan-degrading enzymes expressed during the terminal stage of the reproduction cycle of bacteriophages, have great potential to control Gram-positive...
  6. Alternative Pollinators
    Introduction of Non-Native Pollinators Can Lead to Trans-Continental Movement of Bee-Associated Fungi Bees are essential pollinators for many flowering plants, including agriculturally important crops such as apple. As geographic ranges of bees or their host plants change as a result of human...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    So this is my first year and first bees. I installed my package 4 weeks ago in 8 frame medium box with foundationless frames. Last week they had filled out all but two frames so I added another box on top thinking they would start building in that in no time. I went into the hive yesterday...
  8. Diseases and Pests
    Hello, I am new to beekeeping & I hived 2 hives this spring of Italians & Carniolan bees. About a month ago I notice inactivity with the Carniolan's. As time progressed I discovered a dead mound, but no strong odor present. A slightly fermented smell but couldn't find the queen. Within a months...
  9. Bee Forum
    Evidence for intra-colonial genetic variance in resistance to American foulbrood of honey bees ( Apis mellifera): further support for the parasite/pathogen hypothesis for the evolution of polyandry. Palmer KA1, Oldroyd BP. Author information Abstract Explanations for the evolution of...
  10. Diseases and Pests
    How to Kill the Honey Bee Larva: Genomic Potential and Virulence Mechanisms of Paenibacillus larvae Paenibacillus larvae, a Gram positive bacterial pathogen, causes American Foulbrood (AFB), which is the most serious infectious disease of honey bees. In order to investigate the genomic...
  11. Diseases and Pests
    Effect of Bodily Fluids from Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Larvae on Growth and Genome-Wide Transcriptional Response of the Causal Agent of American Foulbrood Disease (Paenibacillus larvae) Paenibacillus larvae, the causal agent of American Foulbrood disease (AFB), affects honey bee health...
  12. Alternative Pollinators
    Imported bumblebees pose 'parasite threat' to native bees By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News Between 40,000 and 50,000 bumblebee colonies are imported into the UK every year Bumblebees imported from Europe carry pathogens that pose a threat to native honeybees and bumblebees...
  13. Diseases and Pests
    Transcriptional Response of Honey Bee Larvae Infected with the Bacterial Pathogen Paenibacillus larvae American foulbrood disease of honey bees is caused by the bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. Infection occurs per os in larvae and systemic infection requires a breaching of the host peritrophic...
  14. Beekeeping 101
    I am new beekeeper this year. My bees have been hived a little less than a month. When I performed my weekly inspection today I got a little freaked out. The color of the brood comb has changed dramatically (I can assume from only one generation of brood so far) and the wax on the caps of the...
  15. Bee Forum
    Symbionts as Major Modulators of Insect Health: Lactic Acid Bacteria and Honeybees Honeybees possess an abundant, diverse and ancient LAB microbiota in their honey crop with beneficial effects for bee health, defending them against microbial threats. Beekeeping management practices can...
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