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I was reading an ABJ article last night from several months back where the writer stated that varroa had spread EFB to some hives he/she was inspecting.

Most literature I have read speaks of varroa serving as a vector of viruses. While I understand that you can make a logical conclusion that varroa could also spread bacterial diseases, is there scientific study that conclusively establishes that varroa, in fact, serves to vector bacteria infections too?
 

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Kanbar, G., and Engels, W. (2003). Ultrastructure and bacterial infection of wounds in honey bee (Apis mellifera) pupae punctured by Varroa mites. Parasitology Research 90: 349-354.
 
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