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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fatal disease of honeybee larvae caused by one of several types of bacteria, including Bacillus alvei.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bacterial disease of bees.


foul +‎ brood (Wiktionary)


  • Many thought the chinese were using it to treat foulbrood disease in honeybee colonies.

    A Paddlefish Warning, from China

  • European foulbrood - similar to diarrhoea, which kills bees through body-fluid loss - but many Chinese producers are believed to overdose even healthy hives as a preventative measure, leaving potentially toxic traces in the honey harvest.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Absconding swarm, American foulbrood, Braula coeca, buff comb, Demaree ('the method of swarm control that separates the queen from most of the brood within the same hive'), supersedure ('a natural replacement of an established queen by a daughter in the same hive')—it's all here. BEEKEEPING TERMS.

  • We've got the Langstroth hive and a couple medications for foulbrood and mites, but otherwise the process of producing honey is the same as it's been since the beginning of history.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • For the last 100 years, beekeepers have experienced colony losses from bacteria, (foulbrood), mites (varroa and tracheal) and other pathogens.

    Signs of the Times

  • Honeybees in Maryland have a new ally against American foulbrood, a bacterial disease that kills bee larvae and jumps quickly from one hive to the next.


  • Entomologists and microbiologists at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station say 10 percent of registered hives have a serious level of infection by the American foulbrood bacteria.

    News from

  • 'What this hygiene can do is control certain types of disease, particularly diseases of the brood like chalkbrood, American foulbrood and varroa mite.

    British Blogs

  • In particular, they are looking for American foulbrood, a bacterium disease that can wipe out 95 per cent of infected hives if they are not treated. The Northern Star

  • American and European foulbrood in colonies of honey bees in Connecticut (Bulletin/Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station) by John F Anderson

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: How Europe Is Saving Its Bees


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