The features of microbiota isolated from the honeycombs with affected bee brood

  • O. Yaroshko -
  • M. Halata -
  • V. Shepelevych -
  • L. Stepura -
  • L. Grytsenko -
  • N. Yavorska -
  • V. Svyatetska -
  • S. Voychuk -
  • T. Yefimenko -
Keywords: bacterial diseases of bees, microbiota from the combs with affected bee brood, Paenibacillus lar- vae, Bacillus paraalvei, Melissococcus pluton

Abstract

Aim. To investigate the microbiota of honeycombs with affected bee brood. Methods. Visual, immunochro- matographic, cultural-morphological, biochemical, electron-microscopic methods were used to isolate and previously identify a number of microorganisms. Results. 10 samples of honeycombs with sealed brood were studied. The following agents of bee diseases were isolated and previously identifi ed: Paenibacillus larvae – American foulbrood; Вasillus paraalvei – parafoulbrood; Melissococcus pluton – European foulbrood. Con- clusions. The number of cocci, spore-forming coli and yeasts, found in the samples of honeycombs, commonly represent normal microfl ora of bees, but their number increases signifi cantly in case of viral and bacterial infections.
Published
2015-12-15
How to Cite
Yaroshko, O., Halata, M., Shepelevych, V., Stepura, L., Grytsenko, L., Yavorska, N., Svyatetska, V., Voychuk, S., & Yefimenko, T. (2015). The features of microbiota isolated from the honeycombs with affected bee brood. Agricultural Science and Practice, 2(3), 9-14. https://doi.org/10.15407/agrisp2.03.009