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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