USDA has approved a conditional license for the vaccination of honeybees against American Foulbrood Disease. A biotech company, Dalan Animal Health, developed this vaccine which contains a killed whole-cell bacteria and mixed into the queen feed that is consumed by worker bees. The only treatment for American Foulbrood Disease has been to burn the hive and beekeeping equipment. North Dakota is ranked as the top honey-producing state in the country.
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