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Publication Date

2006

Series Number

4680

Abstract

Honey bees were first transported to Western Australia in 1841 (Barrett 1999) and in the years that followed the first feral honey bee swarms soon appeared in the Western Australian landscape. A brood disease of honey bees, American Foulbrood (AFB) became an economic nuisance in Western Australia by 1899 (Helms 1900) with whole apiaries being destroyed in some localities. It is now an endemic disease found in beekeeping operations world-wide.

Number of Pages

43

ISSN

1448-0352

Keywords

Bennett Brook (W.A.), Albany region (W.A.), Bibra Lake (W.A.), Western Australia., Gingin region (W.A.), Insect pests., Cervantes (W.A.), Muchea region (W.A.), Kings Park (W.A.), Honey bees., Hamilton Hill (W.A.), Moora region (W.A.), Apidae., Lancelin region (W.A.), American foul brood., Stockyard Gully National Park (W.A.), Cannington (W.A.)

Disciplines

Apiculture | Biosecurity

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Surveillance of swarms and feral honey bees (Apis melliera) for the presence of American foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae sub. sp. larvae) spores and their habitat preferences in Western Australia

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