Bee Informed Partnership’s newly revised edition of “Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Honey Bee Diseases” manual is a 66 page spiral bound with laminated front and back cover sheets that includes detailed images and descriptions of the signs of diseases a beekeeper may encounter in their hives. This manual also goes into how to best treat or address the common diseases that honey bees face.
Intended to be a tool to assist new employees of the commercial industry in disease diagnosis and identification, the book is now being used to train many apiary inspectors, bee clubs, beekeepers, etc. with the identification of these common brood diseases. We hope this helps the industry decrease the amount foulbrood as well as become more observant beekeepers.
Here are some example images from the book that go beyond basics and really explain the differences in identification; the book will have more detailed writing on the conditions:
1st image: European Foulbrood (Melissococcus plutonius)
2nd image: PMS (Parasitic Mite Syndrome) is often confused with EFB