Beekeepers are asked to remain vigilant following an outbreak of American Foulbrood
(AFB) in an apiary near Pitlochry.
Antibacterial activity of water extracts and essential oils of various aromatic plants against Paenibacillus larvae, the causative agent of American Foulbrood
. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, v.104, n.3, p.209-213, Jul., 2010.
Paenibacillus larvae is the cause of American foulbrood
The pair started to collaborate and created a vaccine against American foulbrood
, the most globally widespread and destructive bee bacterial disease.
A team of researchers in Finland is combatting an infectious disease called American foulbrood
with an edible vaccine called PrimeBEE.
Disease, caused by spore-forming bacteria, wipes out entire honeybee colonies and is one of the causes of the valuable insect's declining population.
The European Foulbrood
strain has been confirmed at the colony after laboratory analysis by Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture.
Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Citrus essences on honeybee bacterial pathogen Paenibacillus larvae, the causal agent of American foulbrood
. World J.
The decline of these pollinators is linked with destruction of natural habitats like forests and meadows, the spread of pests such as Varroa mite and diseases like foulbrood
, and the increasing use of agrochemicals by farmers.
In 1944, Haseman and Childers attempted to use sulfathiazole in the prevention of American foulbrood
Fritz, "Antimicrobial activity of some argentinean wild plant essential oils against paenibacillus larvae larvae, causal agent of American foulbrood
(AFB)," Journal of Apicultural Research, vol.