Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2009) 75, 7862-7865

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Anna Welch, Francis Drummond, Sunil Tewari, Anne Averill and John P. Burand (2009)
Presence and prevalence of viruses in local and migratory honeybees (Apis mellifera) in Massachusetts
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75 (24), 7862-7865
Abstract: Migratory and local bees in Massachusetts were analyzed for seven viruses. Three were detected: black queen cell virus (BQCV), deformed wing virus (DWV), and sacbrood virus (SBV). DWV was most common, followed closely by BQCV and then by SBV. BQCV and SBV were present at significantly higher rates in the migratory bees assayed, bringing into question the impact that these bees have on the health of local bee populations.
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Sacbrood virus U.S.A. (NE)
Black queen cell virus U.S.A. (NE)
Deformed wing virus U.S.A. (NE)