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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Managing Diseases and Pests of Honey Bees to Improve Queen and Colony Health

Location: Bee Research

Title: Standard methodologies for virus research in Apis mellifera

Authors
item Demiranda, Joachim -
item Bailey, Leslie -
item Ball, Brenda -
item Blanchard, Philippe -
item Budge, Gile -
item Chejanovsky, Nor -
item Chen, Yanping
item Vandooremalen, Coby -
item Gauthier, Laurent -
item Genersch, Elke -
item Degraaf, Dirk -
item Kramer, Matthew
item Ribiere, Magali -
item Ryabov, Eugene -
item DE Smet, Lina -
item Van Der Steen, Jm -

Submitted to: Journal of Apicultural Research
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2012
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The international research network COLOSS (Prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes) was established to coordinate efforts towards improving the health of western honey bee at the global level. The COLOSS BEEBOOK contains a collection of chapters intended to standardized methodologies for monitoring and research on honey bee colony losses. This virus chapter combines the laboratory and field methods for honey bee virus propagation, purification, survey, detection, and bioassay. The chapter should be a valuable resource for students, scientists, apiary inspectors who work on honey bees.

Last Modified: 7/30/2014
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