Content tagged "nosema"

How is Nosema disease treated?

Bee Health Updated: March 02, 2016

Nosema disease can be treated successfully with Fumigillin (trade name Fumidil). Colonies are usually treated in the fall, spring, or both. Follow the...

How do I know whether my bees have Nosema disease?

Bee Health Updated: March 02, 2016

The only way to be sure is to examine bees by microscope. A sample of bees is macerated in a small amount of water, and then a drop of the liquid is...

What is Nosema disease?

Bee Health Updated: March 02, 2016

Nosema disease in honey bees is caused by two species of pathogens, Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae. Nosema apis was the only known microsporidian honey bee...

ABRC2010 Disinfection of Nosema ceranae Infected Comb by Irradiation Acetic Acid and Heat

Bee Health Updated: August 13, 2013

The following was presented at the 2010 American Bee Research Conference in Orlando, FL.24. Pernal, S.F., A. Ibrahim & A.P. Melathopoulos - DISINFECTION OF...

University of Florida Bee Disease Videos

Bee Health Updated: July 26, 2013

Jamie Ellis describes the history, biology, symptoms, and control of four important diseases and pests.

Managed Pollinator CAP Update: Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae: A comparative study in the honey bee host

Bee Health Updated: July 26, 2013

Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae: A comparative study

Testing for Nosema Spores

Bee Health Updated: May 14, 2012

Equipment needed: 400X Microscope, counting chamber, mortar and pestle, clean water, measure 1-15 ml, transfer pipets, wash bottle and forceps.  There are...

Sunlight, Water and Nosema Spores

Bee Health Updated: May 10, 2012

CAP Updates: 26This article will discuss two issues : the possibility that sunlight may be used to sterilize beekeeping equipment, and the danger of outdoor...

Effects of Nosema on Honey Bee Behavior and Physiology

Bee Health Updated: February 20, 2012

CAP Updates: 19Jointly published in the American Bee Journal and in Bee Culture, September 2011.Currently there are two species of Nosema infecting the...

Nosema Microsporidia: Friend Foe and Intriguing Creatures

Bee Health Updated: February 20, 2012

   Microsporidia: Friend, Foe (and Intriguing Creatures)Leellen F. Solter, Illinois Natural History Survey, Institute of Natural Resources Sustainability,...

Breeding Bees for Resistance to Parasites and Diseases

Bee Health Updated: February 20, 2012

  Greg Hunt, Purdue UniversityThose of you who have been keeping bees for over twenty years remember a time when bees pretty much took care of themselves and...

Nosema ceranae The Inside Story

Bee Health Updated: February 20, 2012

   Tom Webster, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KYQuite a bit has been written on Nosema ceranae in recent years. This pathogen was discovered in...

Detect Nosema Parasite in Time to Save Bee Colonies

Bee Health Updated: February 20, 2012

  Katherine Aronstein, Research Molecular Biologist, USDA/ARSThose of us working with bees have experienced significant changes in beekeeping practices in...

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