Honey Bee Pests, Diseases, and Treatment


At the SCBA meeting last night (August 8, 2013) Nancy Ruppert, NC State Inspector talked about honey bee pests, diseases, and treatment. For additional information, she mentioned several references that could help us take better care of honey bees. Below are those references in case you would like to get them.

Naturally Grown by Ross Conrad

http://www.naturallygrown.org/resources/for-natural-beekeepers

Field Guide to Honey Bees and their Maladies

1. Download address at Penn State University
http://extension.psu.edu/business/start-farming/beekeeping/Field-guide-to-honeybees-and-their-maladies.pdf/view

2. To purchase a paper copy:
http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/orders_CAS.asp

While I was on the Penn State site I noticed their beekeeping courses. Below is the link to that information in case you’re interested.
http://www.psu.edu/search/gss?query=beekeeping

3. Nancy discussed in detail her handout about Options for Varroa Mite Control. Select the following link to open the handout.

VARROA MITE CONTROL July 2013 Nancy Ruppert

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Growing a Greener World — New Blog About Bees


While grazing on the web this morning I found another blog that talks about saving bees. Growing A Greener World has a video that takes you from setting up a hive to enjoying a local honey-based meal. Check it out.

http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode107/

You might want to check out the whole site: http://www.growingagreenerworld.com for complete gardening coverage.

I’ll be reading it frequently now that I’ve found it.

If anyone needs compost, please let me know. Poop Mountain has aged over five years and offers some of the best, gentle compost in the area.

Enjoy,