Publication Date

October 2009

Journal or Book Title

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Abstract

Migratory and local bees in Massachusetts were analyzed for seven viruses. Three were detected: black queen cell virus (BQCV), deformed wing virus (DWV), and sacbrood virus (SBV). DWV was most common, followed closely by BQCV and then by SBV. BQCV and SBV were present at significantly higher rates in the migratory bees assayed, bringing into question the impact that these bees have on the health of local bee populations.

DOI

10.1128/​AEM.01319-09

Volume

75

Issue

24

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