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Bee diseases – European Foulbrood – Part 2

This brood disease is caused by the non-spore forming bacterium Melissococcus pluton.  It affects open brood and is common during ...
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Bee diseases – Part 1 – American Foulbrood

Infection is caused by the spore-forming bacterium Paenibacillus larvae.  This disease can result in severe colony losses.  It affects only ...
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Value of the honey bee

It cannot be denied that the honey bee is the greatest pollinating machine when it comes to agriculture. Their large ...
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The life cycle of a honey bee

The life span of a honey bee depends on various factors. Worker honey bees have a life span of only ...
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