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Bee Brood Disease Found in Wyoming Apiary

CHEYENNE (November 17, 2023) - American foulbrood (AFB) is a devastating honey bee brood disease and was recently confirmed in a hive in Lincoln County, Wyoming.

American foulbrood (AFB) is an infectious, notifiable, bacterial brood disease that weakens and kills honey bee colonies. Early detection of the disease is important because routine apiary management and interchange of hive components can easily spread the disease to healthy bee colonies.

“AFB has only been confirmed in one hive in the State of Wyoming but we’d like all of our beekeepers to be proactive when it comes to this di...

 

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