1.1.11. Arkansas bee virus & Berkeley bee virus

Arkansas bee virus (ABV) and Berkeley bee picorna-like virus (BBPV) are two viruses first identified in the USA (Bailey and Woods, 1974; Lommel et al., 1985; Bailey and Ball, 1991) of which very little is known other than that they often occur together. They have no known symptoms in adult bees or brood. BBPV has typical capsid and genome size characteristics of the Dicistro- and Iflaviruses.