Disease Survey of Honey Bees in Vanuatu

PHAMA funded the current bee disease survey to support the growth of the beekeeping industry in Vanuatu by establishing the disease status of the local honey bees and using this information as a basis for quarantine regulations and market access negotiations.

Key words: European foulbrood (EFB), Paenibacillus alvei, Deformed Wing Virus (DWV), Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV), microsporidian Nosema ceranae, internal or tracheal mite Acarapis woodi, Varroa sp, Tropilaelaps, American foulbrood (AFB)

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