An beekeepers’ guide understanding control measures for European foulbrood

  • 43 pages

  • Published: 1 May 2004

  • Author(s): Goodman, Russell, McKee, Ben, Kaczynski, Peter

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This publication is an abridged edition of the comprehensive companion RIRDC report entitled ‘European Foulbrood – investigating control measures’. This abridged edition presents outcomes of investigations concerning the application of OTC to honey bee colonies, degradation of OTC in honey extracted from treated hives and efficacy of lower doses of OTC to control European foulbrood. Studies on Melissococcus pluton, the causal organism of the disease are also reported.