Present address: Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.
Colony collapse disorder in Europe
Article first published online: 29 DEC 2011
© 2011 Society for Applied Microbiology and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Environmental Microbiology Reports
Thematic issue: Taxonomy and Biodiversity
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 123–125, February 2012
How to Cite
Dainat, B., vanEngelsdorp, D. and Neumann, P. (2012), Colony collapse disorder in Europe. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 4: 123–125. doi: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2011.00312.x
- Issue published online: 7 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 29 DEC 2011
- Received 6 September, 2011; revised 4 November, 2011; accepted 10 November, 2011.
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a condition of honey bees, which has contributed in part to the recent major losses of honey bee colonies in the USA. Here we report the first CCD case from outside of the USA. We suggest that more standardization is needed for the case definition to diagnose CCD and to compare data on a global scale.