Honey Bee Maladies

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by riverbee, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    i have this field guide in print, (older than this) from penn state university. it is excellent, with great color photographs and diagrams (think you can order a current copy of it):

    A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies

    it covers:
    normal honey bee development; queen honey bee, worker honey bee and drones.
    stages of development; eggs, larvae, prepuae, pupae, capped brood, emerging brood.
    types of cells; healthy brood frame, capped honey, bee bread.
    queen cells; swarm cells, supersedure cells, emergency cells, drone cells, queen cups, burr and brace comb.

    discusses history, symptoms, diagnosis, causes, some treatments of:
    varroa
    parasitic mite syndrome
    tracheal mite
    american foulbrood
    european foulbrood
    chalkbrood
    sacbrood
    nosema
    honey bee viruses: black queen cell virus, deformed wing virus, chronic paralysis virus, trembling syndrome and hive abandoment, hairless black syndrome, greasy hairless bees, bees with k wings and israeli acute paralysis virus.

    brood frame of drones in worker cells
    chilled brood
    dysentery/spotting on hive
    pesticide kill
    winter kill/starvation
    robbing
    paralysis
    laying workers
    CCD

    skunks and possums
    bears
    wax moths
    hive beetles
    bee louse
    mice
    ants
    other insects
    africanized honey bees
    other pests not currently found in north america
     
  2. extrasharp

    extrasharp New Member

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    That's impressive, I saved it.