Resources by Brenna E. Traver

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Nosema and Honey Bee Colony Health
Members of the Nosema genus are microsporidians, which are now classified as a fungus. Nosema species (spp.) are obligate, intracellular parasites. This means that they require a host (in this case a honey bee) to complete their lifecycle. There are two species from the genus that infect our honey bees (Apis mellifera) – Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae. Nosema apis is a well studied species that has been known to infect honey bees for over 100 years. A thorough review is given by Fries [1]. Nosema ceranae is a closely related species and was first found in Apis cerana, the Asian honey bee in 1996 [2] and then in the European honey bee in 2006 [3-4].
Mar 31, 2014 ENTO-66NP