Honey Bee Pest and Disease Course

Sunday 23rd April 2017 – 9.30am to 3.00pm

Due to the practical elements of the course places are limited to 10 students so please book early to secure your place.

This one day course is designed for small scale beekeepers with 2 to 10 hives. The course will introduce beekeepers to the common pests and diseases which may effect bee colonies in Nova Scotia. 

Included is all Course literature, P&D manual, lunch and refreshments

You will gain all the practical and classroom experience necessary to identify and treat the common bee pests and diseases as part of an Integrated Pest Management System  (IPM)

Module1 starts with identifying and dealing with pests that are present in our hives but do not threaten the long term survival of the colony .

  • Wasps
  • Bears
  • Racoons
  • Wax Moth
  • Mice

Module 2 looks at the pest and diseases that adversely affect the health and growth of our colonies. This module will include diagnoses using microscopy and field records.

  • Sacbrood
  • Chalk Brood
  • Chilled brood
  • Acarine
  • Nosema
  • Deformed Wing Virus
  • Black Queen Virus

Module 3 covers the pests and diseases that will destroy our colonies if not treated or acted upon. This module will cover sampling and monitoring infection levels and how to interpret them.

  • American Foulbrood
  • European Foulbrood
  • Verroa

Module 4 In this final module we will introduce some of the emerging pests and diseases that may begin to appear in our colonies in the future.

  • Small Hive Beetle