Standard methods for small hive beetle research.

Peter Neumann1,2*, Jay D Evans3, Jeff S Pettis3, Christian W W Pirk2,
Marc O Schäfer4, Gina Tanner1,
James D Ellis5.

1Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
2Social Insect Research Group, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
3USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland, USA.
4National Reference Laboratory for Bee Diseases, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Greifswald Insel-Riems, Germany.
5Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Received 28 March 2013, accepted subject to revision 20 June 2013 2012, accepted for publication 15 July 2013.

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