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Diseases and pests

Acarine Mite, Acarapis Woodii(Tracheal Mite)

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Acarine mites are parasites that invade the trachea of honey bees, but they are not much of a nuisance …

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American Foul Brood, A Disease Of Honey Bees

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Foul Brood is a term used to describe two diseases of honey bee larvae, American foul brood (AFB), and …

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Braula

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Braula Coeca the Bee Louse (Pronounced Browler Seeker) Braula   Braula, the bee louse is a wingless fly. The …

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European Foul Brood (EFB)

This is taken from the DEFRA site:¬†https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/index.cfm?pageid=89   European Foul Brood (EFB) EFB is caused by the bacterium Melissococcus plutonius. Larvae become infected by consuming contaminated food fed by the nurse bees. The bacteria multiply within the larval gut, competing with it for its food. They remain in the gut and do not invade larval …

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Fumidil for Nosema

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Fumidil ‘B’ For the prevention of Nosema disease in honey bees. Manufactured By:- Abbott Distributed & Marketed By:- CEVA …

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Life Cycle of the Lesser Waxmoth

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Life Cycle of the Lesser Waxmoth Achroia Grisella By studying the moth itself we are in a better position …

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Nosema Apis

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself.¬†Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Nosema Apis a Parasite of Honey Bees Nosema apis (Zander) is a microsporidian, it is a small, single celled parasite …

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Treatment of Honey Bees for Acarine Mite (Tracheal Mite) Infestation

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Various Treatments that are (or have been) recommended for treating the Acarine or tracheal mite that infests honey bees, …

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Half Moon Disorder, or Half Moon Syndrome, in Honey Bees

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Do you really have EFB? (don’t burn that hive just yet). Do you folk have, or have you heard …

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