Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) in Turkish bees
Aslı Özkırım and Aygün Schiesser
Honey bee populations have been decreasing globally in recent years (Neumann and Carreck, 2010). This situation has been described as “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD) in the USA and “Colony Depopulation Syndrome” in Europe. In some studies, a relationship has been found between these losses and varroa and virus infections. One of the virus infections related with Varroa is caused by Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) in honey bees (Cox-Foster et al., 2007; Neumann and Carreck, 2010). While IAPV is not the sole cause of CCD, its ability to cause increased mortality in honey bees has been established (Maori et al., 2009).