Resistance to American foulbrood disease by honey bee colonies Apis mellifera bred for hygienic behavior

@inproceedings{Spivak1956ResistanceTA,
  title={Resistance to American foulbrood disease by honey bee colonies Apis mellifera bred for hygienic behavior},
  author={Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter},
  year={1956}
}
Honey bee colonies, selected for hygienic behavior on the basis of a freeze-killed brood assay, demonstrated resistance to American foulbrood disease. Over two summers in 1998 and 1999, 18 hygienic and 18 non-hygienic colonies containing instrumentally inseminated queens were challenged with comb sections containing spores of the bacterium Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvaethat causes the disease. The strain of bacterium was demonstrated to be resistant to oxytetracycline antibiotic. Seven (39… CONTINUE READING