Amparo Martínez-Salvador

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The Small Hive Beetle (SHB) is considered one of the major threats to the long-term sustainability and economic success of honey bee colonies in Europe. The risk of introduction into the EU had been reported as moderate to high. Indeed, it has been recently reported an outbreak in the south of Italy. Here, the presence of Aethina tumida in beekeeping farms(More)
The microorganisms Ascosphaera apis, Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius are the three most important pathogens that affect honeybee brood. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of these pathogens in honeybee colonies and to elucidate their role in the honeybee colony losses in Spain. In order to get it, a multiplex(More)
Acarapisosis is a disease of the adult honey bee Apis mellifera L., caused by the tracheal mite Acarapis woodi (Rennie), that affects the prothoracic tracheas of worker honey bees. Although it is not usually considered a real problem for honey bee colonies in southern Europe (mainly Spain and Greece), where the majority of professional beekeepers are(More)
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