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Pests and diseases can attack specific stages in the lifecycle of the honey bee. The vigilant apiarist understands the range of diseases and disorder and take preventative and remedial measures to manage the hive. This book describes the structure of the colony and what to do when things go wrong.

This publication covers the management of pests, diseases and other disorders of the honey bee.

  • The honey bee
  • Colony size
  • Nutrition
  • Effects of seasons and location
  • Disease and disorder
  • Strategies to prevent disease
  • Diseases of brood
  • Diseases of adult honey bees
  • Hive pests
  • Exotic pests
  • Surveillance and response to exotic pests and disease
  • Honey bees and the law
  • Glossary of terms
Free bonus chapter available on the iBookstore

This short ebook is a free bonus chapter to the Healthy Bees AgGuide. It contains a practical step-by-step guide to testing for hygienic behaviour in your bees. Hygienic behaviour is a characteristic of honey bees that promotes resistance to many pests and diseases. It is only available as a multi-touch book for use on iPad, iPhone and iPod. Download from the Apple iBookstore.

Title          Healthy Bees - AgGuide       
Pages          75         
ISBN          9781742566009         
Catalogue number          B945         
Year published         Year Published 2014, Updated 2019          
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $30.00AUD (inc GST)

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