A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies
Featuring more than 100 full-color photographs, A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies is designed to assist beekeepers in recognizing the symptoms of common honey bee maladies. Sections on varroa and tracheal mites, hive beetles, bee lice, bears, and skunks, as well as diseases such as American and European foulbrood, nosema, and Colony Collapse Disorder. Simple cultural control methods are also provided. Spiral bound and printed on durable 4-by-8 stock, this reference will prove indispensable in the field.
Beekeepers, home gardeners, commercial growers
Normal honey bee development; honey bee parasites; honey bee diseases (brood diseases, adult diseases, diseaselike conditions, and Colony Collapse Disorder); predators of honey bees; pests of honey bees (African/Africanized honey bees); pests currently not found in North America
Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.