Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida),
Information received on 14/06/2020 from Dra. Deyanira Barrero León, Gerente General, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, BOGOTA, Colombia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 12/06/2020
Report date 13/06/2020
Date submitted to OIE 14/06/2020
Date event resolved 31/08/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Aethina tumida
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (26/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (03/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (11/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (17/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (24/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (01/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (08/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (16/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 10 (31/08/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (Reporte Escarabajo de las Colmenas) Apiary Adrian Barrera (La Rosmira), Cerritos (Sector Capelia), Pereira, Risaralda
Date of start of the outbreak 27/05/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 5 2 0 0 0
Affected population Apis mellifera bees
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 5 2 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) 40.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Beetle specimens were collected and sent to the National Phytosanitary Diagnosis Laboratory for identification by experts in entomology. Epidemiological surveillance is being carried out in order to identify the origin of the infestation.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfestation
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Quarantine
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Phytosanitary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Bees entomological investigations 12/06/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations