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Tropilaelaps of honey bees

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:20 IST
Disease name Tropilaelaps of honey bees
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Bee
Description 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 Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Unknown
DAFM Division Responsible Ag Horticulture and Plant Health
Contact Rachel Wisdom; beekeeping@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130/made/en/
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.02.06_TROPILAELAPS.pdf
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