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AFB Glove Box Guide
American foulbrood (AFB) is a fatal microbial disease of honey bee brood caused by the spore forming bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. Read the following fact sheet for more on how to eliminate the American Foulbrood.
In colonies with large brood nests, up to 85% of Varroa mites can be found within capped brood cells, with a preference for drone brood. Therefore, uncapping drone brood and examining pupae is an effective method for detection of Varroa mites. Read the following fact sheet for more on Drone uncapping.
Nosemosis, or nosema disease, is caused by twospecies of microsporidian parasites (a type of spore forming fungus) called Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae. Both species can infect worker bees, queen bees and drones. Read the following fact sheet for more on Nosemosis.
Greater and lesser wax moth
The greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella), and the lesser wax moth
(Achroia grisella) are pests of active hives, however they most commonly cause damage to unattended combs in storage. Read the following fact sheet for more on Greater and lesser wax moth.
Small hive beetle
Small hive beetle is a small brown-black beetle with clubbed antennae. The larvae of SHB cause the majority of damage to honey bees by burrowing into combs, eating brood, honey and pollen. Read the following fact sheet for more on Small hive beetle.