Honey Bee Health Workshop

Handouts, Links and Resources

Participant list

Workshop Evaluation, electronic version

Background reading:

Diana Sammataro, The Beekeepers Handbook: Chapter 1

Honey Bee Health Workshop: the items below are listed in the order of our workshop agenda. The handout for each session will be embedded in the session title, with additional resources, links and videos to follow. Missing handouts will be uploaded as they become available.

BeeHealthWorkshop_Overview_063014, Reed Johnson

Website: eXtension Honey Bee Health

The Bee Immune System, Rodney Richardson

Background: Randy Oliver on The Bee Immune System

Phagocytosis YouTube video

Parasitic Mites and Honey Bees PPT Jim Tew


Varroa Mite Reproductive Biology, eXtension and Michigan State University

Video Varroa Mite Video University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab

Webinar with Jim Tew

Viruses, Reed Johnson

Background on Viruses

Hive Inspection, John Grafton

Bee Informed Partnership 

Video: Webinar with Barbara Bloetscher

Hive Monitoring, Alex Zomchek

Webinar with Alex Zomchek

Non-infectious Honey Bee Disorders

Pesticide Effects on Bees, handout: Johnson_OSUWebinar_051612 (1)

Resources: Protecting Bees from Pesticides

Webinar with Reed Johnson

Journal Article: Acaricide, Fungicide and Drug Interactions in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera)Reed M. Johnson et. al.

Overview of Major Honey Bee Pests, Barbara Bloetscher

A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies, Penn State

Small Hive Beetle, Barb Bloetscher

Handbook of Small Hive Beetle IPM, Clemson University

Video: Small Hive Beetle, University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension

Broodmapper Website: Honey Bee Development and Citizen Science, Reed Johnson

Varroa Monitoring

Powder Sugar Roll For Varroa Mites on Honey Bees (poster), University of Minnesota

Randy Oliver’s plastic cup method for monitoring

Nosema and Nosema Screening, Reed Johnson and Doug Sponsler

Video: basic microscope use. Please view before Tuesday’s nosema lab.

Nosema, University of Georgia

UMN Nosema Screening Poster

Nosema Screening Methodology

PCR for Virus ScreeningReed Johnson

Laboratory Methodology

American Foulbrood, Jim Tew

IPM for Beekeepers, Barb Bloetscher

IPM Elements for Honey Bees in the Mid-Atlantic States, Virginia Tech

What Integrated Pest Management Means for Today’s Beekeeper, Clemson University