Disease and Behavior in Honeybees

Bogdan I. GHERMAN, Liviu Al. M?RGHITAS, Daniel S. DEZMIREAN, Robin F.A. Moritz


This brief review is mend to present a better idea about the changes of honeybee
behavior when certain diseases occur. Lately, massive colony losses have been reported and previous
studies proved that not only single disease can destroy a colony, but multiple factors can have a huge
impact on the beekeeping industry. This brief review will help to understand better what is to do in the
near future in order to avoid losses of colonies of this social insect, the honeybee Apis mellifera. It is
very important to have alternatives to traditional treatments of diseases (many chemical substances
that we find in medical treatment have been forbidden not only in the EU, but also in many other
countries) and to get some answers in order to defeat the threat of industry breakdown due to poorer
bee pollination.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-asb:68:1-2:6693

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