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Transmission of Nosema Disease from Infected Honey Bee1 Workers to Queens in Mating Nuclei2

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Nosema disease was transmitted by infected workers to queens in mating nuclei of A pis melliferaL. within as little as 4 days after first contact. However, the probability that queens would become infected appeared random and was not necessarily related to time in the mating nuclei or level of Nesema disease in worker bees. Feeding with fumagillin was effective in preventing infection in queens despite the presence of the disease in the worker population

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1973

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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