Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Honey bee exotic pest and disease surveillance annual report.

Abstract

This report summarizes surveillance activities for bee diseases in New Zealand from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, with a focus on European foulbrood ( Melissococcus plutonius), small hive beetle (Aethina tumida), parasitic fly (Braula coeca), tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi), Asian mites (Tropilaelaps clareae and T. koenigerum), African and Africanized honey bee (Apis mellifera scutellata), Cape honey bee (Apis mellifera capensis) and other exotic Apis species (e.g. the Asian honey bee, Apis cerana).