The first step in an Integrated Hive Management program requires taking the time to familiarize yourself with the bees, the colony, and the pests. Protecting honey bees from pathogens and disease is an integral component of the hive management, which requires dedication to learning about disease identification, diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, beekeepers should have a basic understanding of honey bee biology (e.g., bee life cycle), disease identification, prevention and control procedures.
This on-farm training will cover Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles, basic honey bee biology, pathogens (AFB, EFB, Chalkbrood, Nosema, Viruses), parasites (Varroa mite), pests (small hive beetle, wax moth), IPM strategies and plan. There will be hands-on interactive learning opportunities, including frames containing bee diseases and pests. All participants will receive a certificate of completion.
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