Bee Diseases

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As with all things, bees can get diseases.

There are 4 types of bee diseases (adapted from Wikipedia) :

Pest and parasites

  • Varroa mites
  • Asian hornet
  • Acarine (tracheal) mites – now generally identified as one of the main causes of the Isle of Wight disease that hit Great Britain around 1904;
  • Nosema disease
    • Nosema apis
    • Nosema ceranae
  • Small hive beetle
  • Wax moths
  • Tropilaelaps
  • Aethina tumida

Bacterial diseases

  • American foul brood – one of the notifiable diseases of bees in Britain
  • European foul brood – one of the notifiable diseases of bees in Britain

Fungal diseases

  • Chalkbrood
  • Stonebrood

Viral diseases

  • Cripaviridae
    • Chronic bee paralysis virus
  • Dicistroviridae
    • Acute bee paralysis virus
    • Israeli acute paralysis virus
    • Kashmir bee virus
    • Black queen cell virus
    • Cloudy wing virus
  • Sacbrood virus
  • Iflaviridae
    • Deformed wing virus
    • Kakugo virus
  • Iridoviridae
    • Invertebrate iridescent virus type 6
  • Secoviridae
    • Tobacco ringspot virus
  • Lake Sinai virus