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Publication Date

1993

Series Number

4227

Abstract

American foul brood (AFB) also know as American brood disease (ABD) is an infectious disease of honey bees cause by bacteria, Bacillus larvae. This bacteria forms spores which will survive many years in the environment and the bee larvae become infected by swallowing the spores with teir food. The spores then develop and multiply within the larvae.

Number of Pages

9

ISSN

0729-0012

Keywords

Foul brood, Bee diseases, Western Australia, European foul brood, American foul brood.

Disciplines

Apiculture | Biosecurity

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Brood diseases of bee

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