Friday, October 8, 2010

Nosema and Mites Combination: Colony Collapse Disorder In Honeybees

There are digested articles with commentaries on this study, here in this article by Bee Culture

The Magazine Of American Beekeeping

and from the English newspaper The Telegraph - with comments from the English Beekeeping Association

Iridovirus and Microsporidian Linked to Honey Bee Colony Decline

These findings implicate co-infection by IIV and Nosema with honey bee colony decline, giving credence to older research pointing to IIV, interacting with Nosema and mites, as probable cause of bee losses in the USA, Europe, and Asia. We next need to characterize the IIV and Nosema that we detected and develop management practices to reduce honey bee losses.

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