American foulbrood is a worldwide problem in beekeeping. The disease mainly affects the brood and later the gut of the adult bees. The disease is absolutely fatal for the infected colony and there is no natural cure. All effective measures that can be taken against the disease are based on technical measures. However, these technical measures are very time and cost intensive and do not lead to lasting success in all cases. In recent years, our team has developed a plant-based active ingredient which kills the bacterium and strongly stimulates the bees to remove infectious material from the colony. Furthermore, the bees are stimulated to build a larger brood nest.
Lorenz Paul Hinterplattner