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    What Causes Nosema in Bees and What Treatment is Available?

    Nosema is a common disease that affects honeybees.  It is important for beekeepers to know the signs and symptoms of nosema so they can treat and prevent it.  Read on to learn what causes nosema in bees as well as different methods of treatment.  What is Nosema? Nosema is a fungal infection that affects honeybees. Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are the two species that can affect bees.  Once infected, the fungi invades the honeybee’s gut and damages the intestinal lining.  As a result, bees with nosema experience malnutrition, increased likelihood of contracting other diseases, and ultimately, a shortened lifespan.  Symptoms of Nosema What Causes Nosema in Bees? Nosema infection…