Sacbrood disease of bees

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Diagnosis of sacbrood disease is difficult because special reagents are required to identify the virus. However, material collected from affected apiaries can be examined for the presence of a virus in the electron microscope at the Animal Health Laboratories, South Perth. The presence of virus in colonies showing visual signs of the disease is sufficient for diagnosis of sacbrood.

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Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
+61 (0)8 9368 3080


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