IPM for the hobbiest beekeeper
Hi, Are you aware of source for a printed version of an IPM for beekeeping. I'd like a printed guide that I can follow to help protect my bees. Thanks for your assistance. D. Bright
Wallowa County Oregon
There are some wonderful guides on honey bee pest management that include the elements of IPM, namely identifying the problem, treating only when action thresholds are reached and non-chemical methods of disease/parasite management. For varroa management check out the Honey Bee Health Coalition's "Tools for Varroa Management". For diseases I think the best guide is the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturalist Bee Disease Manual.