Honey Bee Diagnostic Services
Bee Virus X and Bee Virus Y
Causative Agent: Virus
Range: Primarily in Great Britain but cases have been reported in North America & Australia
Life cycle/ Symptoms:
- Both viruses are typically encountered with Nosema infections
- Bee Virus X is only found in the winter, is more common then and is less virulent then Bee Virus Y
- Bee Virus Y occurs in May and June in Great Britain
- Dead bees accumulate beneath and surrounding the hive.
Other Useful Sites:
Morse, R.A. & R. Nowogrodzki (eds). 1990. Honey bee pests, predators and diseases . Cornell University Press Ithaca , NY .
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