Diseases


Bee mortality rates after the winter period have shown a drastic increase in recent years.

Some countries notice a reduction of up to 80% of their colonies in spring. In Europe, average mortality lies at 30 to 40%. One thing is certain: a large percentage of deaths among bees are caused by diseases. 

The Varroa mite has already been indicated as a spreader of the viruses DWV, APV and now also of API, which is assumed to be the major cause of CCD. The well-known Nosema Apis and Nosema Ceranea are also responsible for the death of many colonies.  Another frequently occurring virus is the American Foul Brood – AFB.

Research shows that bees mainly suffer failing digestive systems. This starts as early as the larval stage with unfermented pollen in the bowels of both the bees and the brood forming a veritable hotbed for Nosema and AFB.

During the winter months and cold and wet periods in spring, the Bettsia Alvei or pollen fungus sometimes affects all pollen which then leads to food shortage. Pollen stocks become completely useless, making the cold months very hard to bridge.

Habeetat® is the ideal tool to protect food stocks from perishing.  All that you need to do is to spray it onto the windows to stop quick growth of various fungi and bacteria.

Adding Beetricious® to the sugar syrup has the added advantage of stopping the development of Nosema and AFB.

 

 

 
 
     
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