Managing Pests, Parasites & Disease

European Foulbrood

European foulbrood (EFB) is a bacterial infection that negatively impacts honey bee colonies world-wide. The disease infects larvae and is caused by the bacterium Melissococcus plutonius.

uncapped honey bee larvae with EFB look chewed down and melted

Think your bees are suffering from pests, parasites or disease?

Send a sample for diagnosis to the Beltsville Bee Lab. Analyses are free of charge.

Need to find a bee vet in your area?

Find one on the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium.