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DISEASES & PESTS

While our site is under construction, please refer to Brushy Mountain Bee Farm's website
for more information on pests & diseases

PESTS AND DISEASES BY BRUSHY MOUNTAIN


There are many pests and diseases that affect honey bees.
Here is a list that all beekeepers should be aware of while maintaining bees:

VARROA MITES


The introduction of the varroa mite to the United States forever changed beekeeping in this country.
In September of 1987, varroa were discovered on bees in the U.S. The varroa mite is a parasite that attaches
itself to the brood and adult bees. The varroa attack drone brood more readily than worker brood.


Varroa Mite Info


SMALL HIVE BEETLES


Small Hive Beetles are a pest all beekeepers are going to have to learn to live with.
The beetles usually affect weaker hives and can fly up to 5 miles to find a new host hive:

Small Hive Beetle Info


TRACHEAL MITES


Tracheal mites are microscopic and cannot be seen with the naked eye.
They burrow holes in the trachea of the bees causing the bees to suffocate.
Bees are at a higher risk to tracheal mites in the winter months. Menthol is used to treat tracheal mites.

Tracheal Mite Info


NOSEMA


Info coming soon

WAX MOTH


Info coming soon

AMERICAN FOULBROOD


Info coming soon

EUROPEAN FOULBROOD


Info coming soon

MICE


Info coming soon

 

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