Year 2017, Volume 2, Issue 3

Year : 2017
Volume : 2
Issue : 3
Authors : Stanislav SHYBANOV, Alla KHARINA, Oksana STAKHURSKA, Galyna SNIHUR, Taras KOMPANETS
Abstract : A survey of honey bee viruses on the territory of Ukraine has been conducted for the first time in 2016-2017 years. The samples of adult bees, affected combs and mites were collected from apiaries in two regions (Kyiv and Cherkasy). Detailed studying of the bee samples revealed following morphological changes: deformed wings, saccular brood, blackened pistil, changing of the body color. Virus-like particles were observed under TEM after purification of bee samples. Symptomless samples were also analyzed for the presence of bee viruses by RT-PCR. According to results of RT-PCR, we concluded that the following viruses circulate on the territory of Ukraine: Acute Bee Paralysis Virus (ABPV), Kashmir Bee Virus (KBV), Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV), Black Queen Cell Virus (BQCV), Sacbrood Bee Virus (SBV) Chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV). Taken together, these data indicate that bee virus infections occur in bee populations on the territory of Ukraine. Despite the lack of symptoms viruses are often present in colonies and environmental factors might result disease outbreaks that lead to the activation of viral replication in bees.
For citation : Shybanov, S., Kharina, A., Stakhurska, O., Snihur, G., Kompanets, T. (2017). Detection of honey bee viruses on the territory of Ukraine. AGROFOR International Journal, Volume 2. Issue No. 3. pp. 140-146. DOI: 10.7251/AGRENG1703140S
Keywords : bee virus, bee colony, mites, vector
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