Honey Bee Diagnostic Services
Black Queen-Cell Virus
Causative Agent: Virus
Range: North America, Great Britain & Australia
- Virus primarily attacks developing queens and in rare instances will affect developing workers
- Infected pupae die, darken, and the walls of the cell develop black patches.
- Uncommon, currently sanitation is the only way to regulate this virus.
Other Useful Sites:
Root, A. I. (1990) The ABC & XYZ of bee culture 40 th ed. A.I Root Co. Medina, OH.
Morse, R.A. & R. Nowogrodzki (eds). 1990. Honey bee pests, predators and diseases . Cornell University Press Ithaca , NY .
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