We knew about “Nosema Ceranae”, but does anyone know how “paenibacillus alvei” will effect our bees?
There is plenty to talk about at the 2011 BIG Conference being held in Ashburton from May 25 to 27.
The Ministry of Agriculture's (MAF) announcement that Nosema ceranae parasite has been confirmed is the latest of a number of biosecurity breaches threatening the bee industry. This follows hard on the heels of a reported discovery of paenibacillus alvei, a saprophyte detrimental to bee health. MAF's reticence to provide much detail on this or to investigate the extent of incidence is a concern for the industry
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