Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable by Diana Sammataro,Jay A. Yoder

By Diana Sammataro,Jay A. Yoder

Modern advertisement beekeeping has replaced from basically honey creation to crop pollination. With this transformation has come impressive stress—colonies are moved a number of instances a yr, expanding their publicity to illnesses, parasites, and hive pests. Antibiotics and acaricides are being utilized extra usually, leading to resistance and comb illness. the long run use of bee colonies as cellular pollinator populations calls for sleek administration tools with clean views on nutrients, breeding practices, and the function of microbes in maintaining colony health.

Honey Bee Colony healthiness: demanding situations and Sustainable options summarizes the present prestige of honey bees and attainable purposes for his or her decline. This superbly illustrated quantity presents a starting place for administration tools that keep colony overall healthiness. Integrating discussions of Colony cave in illness, the chapters diversity from details at the new microsporidian Nosema ceranae pathogens, the present prestige of the parasitic bee mites, updates on bee viruses, and the results of those difficulties on our vital bee pollinators. This fundamental textual content additionally provides tools for diagnosing illnesses and up to date info at the present prestige of bee breeding.

Honey bee colonies are in better call for and are renting for better charges than ever sooner than. discovering how you can hinder outbreaks of disorder and to regulate parasites is vital for decreasing colony losses. the buildup of data from quite a number bee scientists, Honey Bee Colony well-being: demanding situations and Sustainable options aims to motivate destiny generations of researchers, beekeepers, and scholars to proceed to review bees and maintain them fit and pollinating.

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