Bee Scientifics

Ascospharea apis aka…Chalkbrood

Although chalk brood has a global distribution, little is known about Australian strains of A. apis and its virulence toward honey bees.  We are working to rectify that!  Here are some pictures of culturing A. apis from chalk brood mummies last month. Ascosphaera apis is the fungus that causes chalkbrood disease in honey bees.  The … Read moreAscospharea apis aka…Chalkbrood