Nosema cerana causes the bees to consume more honey/nectar in response to the oxidati

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    Gut Pathology and Responses to the Microsporidium Nosema ceranae in the Honey Bee Apis mellifera
    Nosema cerana causes the bees to consume more honey/nectar in response to the oxidative stress. All infected bees died within 14 days post infection in each trial (Figure 1), showing a consistent negative effect of the parasite on bees.
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0037017
     
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    this would seem to correlate with the idea that nosema c infected bees have the constant sensation of starvation.
     

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    That might be worth considering since N ceranae lacks N apis slightly obvious symptoms like dysentery and lethary.
     
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