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  • Bee Pests and Diseases

    The objective here is to establish a means of reporting bee pests and diseases that one can visually identify. The Nosema/virus subForum is for those pathogens that require a microscope or a laboratory assay to detect and identify. We will be working on a reporting form to facilitate reporting. Remember, all beekeeping is local, so please provide a location where you have seen or know of a problem. A GPS latitude/longitude location is ideal, but a Zip Code will locate the part of the country without pin-pointing the location or beekeeper.
    The information provided by the Bee Health Guru is not intended to provide solutions to problems. It is given as a suggestion only. A multiplicity of factors could be impacting the health of your bees. We are not responsible for any health issues of your bees, including death, swarming, colony collapse, or issues arising from treatments as a result of any suggestions provided by the Bee Health Guru smartphone app, the Bee Health Guru team, or any answers posted in the accompanying BeeHealth.Guru online forum.

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    I heard that American foulbrood (AFB) is the most serious brood disease of honey bees. AFB is caused by a spore-forming bacteria, Paenibacillus larvae; that is specific to honey bees