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

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Acarine (Tracheal) mite (Acarapis woodi) is a mite that is an internal parasite of honey bees, originally described from the Isle of Wight. Tracheal mites are related to spiders and have eight legs. ...

Domain: Animals; Category: Insects

Acute bee paralysis virus (ABPV) or (APV) is detected in apparently healthy colonies. It plays a role in sudden collapse of honey bee colonies.

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

American foulbrood is a type of bacterial disease caused by the spore-forming Paenibacillus larvae, is the most widespread and destructive of the bee brood diseases in the US. Larvae up to 3 days ...

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

Chalkbrood or Ascosphaera apis is a fungal disease that infests the gut of the larva. The fungus will compete with the larva for food, ultimately causing it to starve. The fungus will then go on to ...

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

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

Chronic Paralysis Virus (CPV) is abnormal trembling of the wings and body. Bees are unable to fly, they just crawl in the hive or in front of it. Their abdomens can be bloated, and their wings ...

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

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