IPM for the hobbiest beekeeper

Asked February 10, 2020, 11:41 PM EST

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

1 Response

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.
https://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/varroa/
http://www.capabees.com/capa-honey-bee-diseases-and-pests-3rd-edition/