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Honey Bee Parasites


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Although we do not understand why, treating Varroa infested colonies with the antibiotic terramycin seems to help them survive and perform better. Terramycin is effective in treating the bacterial disease European Foulbrood but it only masks the symptoms of the more serious American Foulbrood. While it is not likely to have a direct effect on a virus, it may offer some advantage to colonies with Varroa infestations.