Honey Bees Disease and Pest Resources

Download a diagnostic manual for all honey bee ailments

Many diseases, parasites, predators, and conditions affect honey bee colonies.

In addition to pages on eXtension.org, the following resources can guide you in the identification and treatment of these issues.

Diagnosis of Honey Bee Diseases; Shimanuki, H. and Knox, D. A.; USDA-ARS Agriculture Handbook Number 690; Download a .pdf of Diagnosis of Honey Bee Diseases

Additional websites for honey bee health information:

A family of varroa mites found at the bottom of a honey bee brood cell. Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA-ARS.