Honey bees are attacked by a large number of diseases which are caused by different organisms including virus, bacteria, protozoan and mites both ectoparasitic and endoparasitic. The extent of damage varies from death of some brood or adults to complete loss of colonies. The disease spreads from one colony to other through different manipulations done in the apiary as well as through robber bees, swarms and drifting bees. Brief account of symptoms and control measures is given in the tabular form below which can also help in differentiating one disease from the other.
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