Evaluation of some essential oils for the control and prevention of American Foulbrood disease in honey bees

@inproceedings{ALBOa2003EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of some essential oils for the control and prevention of American Foulbrood disease in honey bees},
  author={ALBOa and HENNINGb and RINGUELETb and REYNALDIc and DE GIUSTId and ALIPPIc},
  year={2003}
}
American Foulbrood (AFB), caused by the spore-forming bacterium Paenibacillus larvae larvae, is the most serious disease of honeybees. Laboratory and field trials were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of essential oils from savory, thyme, lemon-grass, and oregano, and blends of lemon-grass + thyme; lemon-grass + thyme + oregano + basil, and lemon-grass + thyme + basil in preventing and controlling infections of AFB in Apis mellifera colonies. The principal components of the essential… CONTINUE READING

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