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Half of Connecticut's Honey Bees Infected by American Foulbrood

The AP is reporting 10% of Connecticut's registered beehive population is seriously infected with the American foulbrood bacterium, Paenibacillus larva, another 40% of hives show a low level exposure in their brood chambers, where eggs develop into adults.

Experts say the findings are troubling because the disease can kill entire bee colonies in a matter of weeks.
 
 

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