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This glossary lists some of the most common diseases and parasites which affect bees.

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Chilled brood is not actually a disease but can be a result of mistreatment of the bees by the beekeeper. It also can be caused by a pesticide hit that primarily kills off the adult population, or by ...

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

Dysentery is not an illness but a condition of honey bees which happens when the bees cannot perform their mating flight due to cold weather and food supplies which contain a large proportion of ...

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

In the Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) the symptoms include deformity of wings. Deformed bees are soon expelled from the colony.

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

Sacbrood virus (SBV) affects the larvae. They turn from white to black and they die before turning into pupae. They are easy to remove from the hive.

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

Black Queen Cell Virus (BQCV) causes the queen larva to turn black and die. It is thought to be connected to Nosema.

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

In the Kashmir bee virus (KBV) the main field symptom is weakening of the colony and deaths of adult honey bees. That is why this is another virus whic is connected to colony collapse disorder (CCD).

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

Israel acute paralysis virus (IAPV) was named after the place where it was first identified. It is considered to be strongly associated with CCD.

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

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