Managing Bee Health

A Practical Guide for Beekeepers

By John Carr

The crucial role that bees play in the Earth's ecosystem is well known. Over the last decades a dramatic decrease in bee health has been seen on a global scale. This deterioration is seen on a global scale in both domestic and wild bees, precipitating a wider ecological impact. Veterinarians, animal scientists and bee husbandry specialists increasingly need to be provided with the skills to investigate and understand the situation. This book provides an overview of the health of bees at individual and hive level, covering common and emerging diseases and preventive measures. Author Carr begins with an overall analysis of bee anatomy and physiology, then moves to discuss the main diseases and pathogens of bees and colonies and how to treat and control their clinical impact. Also provided are insights on bee nutrition, insect interaction with flowering plants, and helpful points of contact to report suspected conditions, such as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Managing Bee Health is a most useful guide for beekeepers, advisors, veterinarians and beekeeping enthusiasts, showing practical ways to understand bee health, treat sick or compromised hives and enhance the well-being and welfare of these wonderful creatures. John Carr is a specialised population medicine veterinary surgeon. He has taught production medicine and bee medicine at several universities around the world. [Subject: Apiology, Veterinary Medicine]

Publication Date: 7/27/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781910455036