Story: Beekeeping

Burning an infected hive

Burning an infected hive

American foulbrood is the most serious bee disease in New Zealand, and strict measures are taken to identify it and stop it from spreading. The standard treatment is to burn the hive early in the morning or in the evening, when all the bees are inside.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Diseases and their control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008