19 October 2014

Beekeeping Acronyms and Abbreviations

N.B. This page is a work in progress and will be added to from time to time. It is intended to complement the Beekeeping Glossary  where there are more detailed explanations of the terms.

ABPV: Acute Bee Paralysis Virus 
AFB: American Foulbrood 
Amm: Apis mellifera mellifera
APHA: Animal and Plant Health Agency (link)

BBKA: British Beekeepers Association (link)
BFA: Bee Farmers Association (link)
BIAS: Brood In All Stages - eggs, larvae, sealed. Acronym used in colony records
BIBBA: Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders' Association (link)
BPV: Bee Paralysis Virus - coverall term for undiagnosed symptoms of paralysis