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HONEY BEE COLONY HEALTH:
Challenges and Sustainable Solutions - Product Details

HONEY BEE COLONY HEALTH:
Challenges and Sustainable Solutions
Diana Sammataro & Jay A Yoder, editors

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Catalog #3585, Hony-Bee-Colony-Health

2011, 320 pages, 100+ color illustrations and tables.  Commercial beekeeping has changed from primarily honey production to crop pollination.  With this change has come extraordinary stress — colonies are moved multiple times a year, increasing their exposure to diseases, parasites, and hive pests.  Antibiotics and acaricides are being applied more frequently, resulting in resistance and comb contamination.  The future use of bee colonies as mobile pollinator populations requires modern management methods with fresh perspectives on nutrition, breeding practices, and the role of microbes in sustaining colony health.

This book summarizes the current status of honey bees and possible reasons for their decline.  The beautifully illustrated volume provides a foundation for management methods that maintain colony health.  Integrating discussions of Colony Collapse Disorder, chapters range from information on the new microsporidian Nosema ceranae pathogens, the status of parasitic bee mites, updates on bee viruses, and the effects of these problems on important bee pollinators.  The indispensable text also presents methods for diagnosing diseases and information on bee breeding.

Honey bee colonies are in greater demand and are renting for higher fees than ever before.  Finding ways to prevent outbreaks of disease and to control parasites is essential for reducing colony losses.  Featuring the accumulation of knowledge from leading international researchers in the field, this book aims to inspire future generations of researchers, beekeepers, and students to continue to study bees and keep them healthy and pollinating.  Hardcover; 8-1/2 x 11".

About the Editors -
Diana Sammataro, Ph.D., co-author of the Beekeeper’s Handbook 3728B, began keeping bees in her grandfather’s old bee hive equipment. From then on, she decided that  her career would focus on honey bees.  In 2002, she joined the USDA-ARS Carl Hayden Honey Bee Research Center in Tucson, Arizona.  Dr. Sammataro's position is a Research Entomologist and her work includes research on bee nutrition problems, how they influence Varroa, and current pollination problems.

Jay Yoder, Ph.D., is a professor of Biology at Wittenberg University.  His research focuses on disease transmission by insects, ticks and mites of medical-veterinary importance, and biological control.  This research has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

Honey bee colonies are in greater demand and are renting for higher fees than ever before.  Finding ways to prevent outbreaks of disease and to control parasites is essential for reducing colony losses.  Featuring the accumulation of knowledge from leading international researchers in the field, this book aims to inspire future generations of researchers, beekeepers, and students to continue to study bees and keep them healthy and pollinating.

3585 * Sammataro, Honey Bee Colony Health

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