Israeli acute paralysis virus in Africanized honey bees in southeastern Brazilian Apiaries

publication date: Jul 1, 2012
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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 51 (3) pp. 282 - 284
DOI
10.3896/IBRA.1.51.3.11
Date
July 2012
Article Title

Israeli acute paralysis virus in Africanized honey bees in southeastern Brazilian Apiaries

Author(s)

Erica W Teixeira, Yan-Ping Chen, Dejair Message, Humberto F Boncristiani, Jeff S Pettis and Jay D Evans

Abstract

Notes and Comments

Honey bee losses in Brazil have been observed over the past few years. These losses share somewhat similar symptoms with the syndrome known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in the USA. After more than a half century of introgression from Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata, Africanized honey bees have tolerance against Varroa destructor and other parasites and other pathogens (Aumeier et al., 2001; Guzmán-Novoa et al., 1999; Mondragón et al., 2005; Moretto and Mello, 1999; 2001; Rosenkranz, 1999; Vandame et al., 2002).

Keywords

Africanized honey bees; viruses; IAPV; colony collapse disorder

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