Symptoms of AFB
The characteristic disease signs of AFB include some or all of the following:
Symptoms of EFB
An infected colony may show some or all of the signs below:
The most common way in which foulbrood transmits from infected colony to healthy colony is the beekeeper. This can occur when frames of honey or brood are moved between colonies, or if other contaminated equipment is used. However, robbing by adult bees of dead or dying infected colonies is also an important mode of transmission. Swarms from infected colonies may also carry infection with them.
Precautions to take if you suspect your colony has foulbrood:
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