Do queen bees get Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus

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I have some CBPV in the apiary but after the initial distressing "kill" the colony recovers and in general does well. This seems to be a common finding suggesting that the queen is pretty much unaffected while the colony itself suffers. I was wondering if the queen herself does get CBPV or is she immune possibly through nutrition or ...... Any thoughts?
 

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Mine succumbed, or vanished somehow during the worst of it so may not always be the case.
 

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