Exotic Pest Reporting
Paenibacillus larvae larvae
American foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae larvae) is a bacterial pathogen of Bees. It was first detected in Vermont in 1986.
This ia a severe highly infectious bacterial disease which affects the honeybee, causing larvae to darken and die. Honey bee larvae infected with American foulbrood become a stringy mass of material that later dries and carries the spores that may infect other larvae.
06/13/2019 - American Foulbrood found in Perthshire honeybees
06/05/2019 - Ramped-up inspections take aim at bee disease
01/28/2019 - Waikato beekeepers plan eradication of fatal disease
08/09/2017 - Beekeepers unite in Selwyn
06/20/2016 - American foulbrood of Honey Bees