The alimentary canal of adult bees is the main source of ‘Bacterium eurydice’ which spreads between bees and to larvae, pollen and honey, from the mouths of infected adults. Most natural spread happens when foraging activity is greatest, probably because infected adults then collect contaminate pollen which is soon eaten by the young brood-rearing bees.


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