A study of Nosema ceranae in Australia


The aim of this project is to determine the impact that N. ceranae is having on the beekeeping industry in Australia, to monitor the progress of infection from the north to the south of the eastern states of Australia, to better understand the pathogenicity of N. ceranae and to identify potential control strategies. To achieve these goals the following objectives have been developed: More details are provided in the "detailed method" section.


Honey Bee

Research Organisation

The Crown in right of the State of NSW acting through the Department of Primary Industries

Objective Summary

1. Develop a realtime PCR methodology for the more efficient and cheaper detection of N. ceranae and Nosema apis. 2. Monitor the progress of N. ceranae in honey bees in apiaries in eastern Australia 3. Determine the pathogenicity of N. ceranae compared to N. apis 4. Determine production losses caused by N. ceranae

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Project Start Date

Monday, June 30, 2008

Project Completion Date

Monday, May 2, 2011

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Safeguarding Australia

National Priority


National Priority

HBE-Improve understanding of nutrition best practice and disease interaction


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A Study of Nosema ceranae in Honeybees in Australia