RESOURCES

JIM MASUCCI'S ARTICLES AND PODCAST

Articles:

Managing Varroa Mites – Lessons from Large Scale Trials.  American Bee Journal volume 159 no. 20:  1375-1379 (December 2019)

Developing double-stranded RNA as a New Varroa Control Product. 

American Bee Journal volume 160 no. 6:  685-690 (June 2020)

Podcast 

The Well Managed Hive:  January 3, 2020  https://thewellmanagedhive.podbean.com/

VARROA MITES AND HIVE HEALTH

https://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/varroa/
https://beecare.bayer.com/lp-varroa
https://beecare.bayer.com/media-center/publications
https://beeinformed.org/

Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Honey Bee Diseases (Ben Sallmann and Rob Snyder), © 2014 Bee Informed Partnership, Inc.


Summary: 

Most newbies look at the bees, not at the brood. This field manual of ~40 pages has beautiful pictures of the diseases you should be looking for and provides background and treatments for the most common diseases you’ll encounter. The website shows some examples of the pictures. Available at many beekeeping supply companies.

RECOMMENDED READING

The Beekeeper’s Lament by Hannah Nordhaus

Tells the story of commercial beekeeping following John Miller of Miller Honey Farms.

What’s happening to our bees – my view on the honeybee situation.

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