Non-infectious disorders of honey bees


All brood and adult stages of queens, workers and drones may exhibit symptoms similar to those caused by disease pathogens or pests but which are due to other causes. Non-infectious and non-pest-related disorders can result from neglect, overheating, chilling, poisoning from plants or pesticides, or from queen failure.

This contents of this Primefact include information on the following:

  • neglected brood
  • chilled brood
  • starved brood
  • overheating
  • plant poisoning
  • pesticide poisoning
  • queen bee problems
  • further reading


Primefact 040 First Edition

Published: 01 Dec 2005