Lesson 6.5 Honey Bee Pathogens

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Pathogen: a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease Chalkbrood Fungus (Ascosphaera apis) Caused by: Contaminated food ingested by larvae. Cool, damp environment and nutritional stress seem to favor the disease. Lack of hygienic behavior, or a weak population that is not able to keep up with house cleaning will allow it to spread. […]

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