Colony collapse disorder in Europe

Authors

  • Benjamin Dainat,

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    1. Swiss Bee Research Centre, Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux Research Station ALP, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland.
      E-mail benjamin.dainat@alp.admin.ch; Tel. (+41) 313 23 8201; Fax (+41) 313 238 227.
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  • Dennis vanEngelsdorp,

    1. Department of Entomology University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742.
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    • Present address: Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.

  • Peter Neumann

    1. Swiss Bee Research Centre, Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux Research Station ALP, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland.
    2. Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa.
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E-mail benjamin.dainat@alp.admin.ch; Tel. (+41) 313 23 8201; Fax (+41) 313 238 227.

Summary

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.

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