The incidence of three honey bee viruses in collapsing colonies in Guatemala

publication date: Feb 1, 2012
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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 51 (1) pp. 133 - 135
DOI
10.3896/IBRA.1.51.1.16
Date
February 2012
Article Title

The incidence of three honey bee viruses in collapsing colonies in Guatemala

Author(s)

Patricia Landaverde, Natalia Escobedo, Claudia Calderón, Eunice Enríquez and Carlota Monroy

Abstract

Notes and Comments

Although there are reports of honey bee viruses worldwide, none have previously been reported from Guatemala. We therefore tested for the presence of viruses in bee populations from the southwest of Guatemala, an area frequently affected by sudden mass death.

Keywords

sudden mass death, Apis mellifera, Hurricane Stan, bee virus, acute bee paralysis virus, black queen cell virus, deformed wing virus, Kashmir bee virus, Varroa destructor, Guatemala

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