Honey Bee Pest Alert – European Foulbrood

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Bee Inspectors have reported increased cases of a honey bee disease known as European Foulbrood (EFB). EFB infects the brood (developing larvae and pupae) in honey bee colonies.

EFB infects the brood (developing larvae and pupae) in honey bee colonies. Healthy honey bee larvae are plump and white; larvae infected with EFB may be yellow-gray, twisted, and shrunken. Area beekeepers concerned about diseased honey bee colonies are advised to contact the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Bee Health Assurance Team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 780.644.8746.

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