East and West Differences, plus Virus and Disease Differences…CCD is not as simple as we hoped.
Kim Kaplan, Chief, Special Projects Information Staff, Agricultural Research Service U.S. .D. A
Honey bees that succumb to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) carry a colony-specific group of three or four pathogens that tend to be unique to different geographic regions, according to a new study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.
The paper, published this week in PLoSOne, is available online at: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0043562.
The most distinct difference in the makeup of the pathogen clusters was found between CCD-struck colonies in the eastern and western United States. In samples from eastern apiaries, the grouping tended to be...