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Tropilaelaps of honey bees

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:30:19 IST
Disease name Tropilaelaps of honey bees
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Bee
Definition The mites in the genus Tropilaelaps are parasites of honey bee brood. Feeding on bee larvae and pupae causes brood malformation, death of bees and subsequent colony decline or absconding. Development requires about 1 week, and the mites are dispersed on bees. There are at least four species in the genus Tropilaelaps. Each species is closely associated with a particular giant honey bee in Asia.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible Ag Horticulture and Plant Health
Contact Gabriel Roe SI/Ted Massey AI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/50/made/en/print?q=si+50+2016&=&=
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.02.06_TROPILAELAPS.pdf
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