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Will American foulbrood make a comeback?

As many of you know, the drugs that are currently labeled for the prevention and treatment of American and European foulbrood will no longer be available for over-the-counter purchase beginning January 1, 2017. The decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to tighten control over antibiotics is a response to the ever declining list […] Read more

What is idiopathic brood disease syndrome?

A new research paper by vanEnglesdorp et al. titled “Idiopathic brood disease syndrome and queen events as precursors of colony mortality in migratory beekeeping operations in the eastern United States” is getting a lot of attention. Boiled down to its essence, it states (among other things) that colonies diagnosed with idiopathic brood disease syndrome (IBDS) […] Read more