Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-05-11
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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An essential guide to the health care of honey bees

Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner offers an authoritative guide to honey bee health and hive management.  Designed for veterinarians and other professionals, the book presents information useful for answering commonly asked questions and for facilitating hive examinations.

The book covers a wide range of topics including basic husbandry, equipment and safety, anatomy, genetics, the diagnosis and management of disease. It also includes up to date information on Varroa and other bee pests, introduces honey bee pharmacology and toxicology, and addresses native bee ecology. This new resource:

  • Offers a guide to veterinary care of honey bees
  • Provides information on basic husbandry, examination techniques, nutrition, and more
  • Discusses how to successfully handle questions and 'hive calls'
  • Includes helpful photographs, line drawings, tables, and graphs

Written for veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, scientists, and apiarists, Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner is a comprehensive and practical book on honey bee health.

Author Biography

The editors

Terry Ryan Kane
, DVM, MS, is a veterinarian, a beekeeper, and owner of A2 Bee Vet, a practice devoted to honey bee medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. 

Cynthia M. Faux
, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA, is a Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Arizona, College of Veterinary Medicine in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Table of Contents


Honey Bee Medicine: A One Health Challenge - Terry Ryan Kane                  

Section One – Biology and Medical Foundations

Chapter 1 Looking to Nature to Solve the Health Crisis of Honey Bees - Robin W. Radcliffe and

Thomas D. Seeley   

Chapter 2 The Superorganism and Herd Health for the Honey Bee - Robin W. Radcliffe

Chapter 3 Anatomy of the Honey Bee - Cynthia Marshall Faux

Chapter 4 Physiology of the Honey Bee - principles for the beekeeper and veterinarian

Rolfe M. Radcliffe 

Chapter 5 The Honey Bee Queen - Randy Oliver

Chapter 6 Honey Bee Strains - Dewey Caron

Chapter 7 Native Bees: Diversity, Ecology, and Stressors of non-Apis Bees- Margarita M. 


Chapter 8 Honey Bee Nutrition - Randy Oliver

Chapter 9 Honey Bee Microbiota and the Physiology of Antimicrobial Resistance - Kasie Raymann

Chapter 10 Honey Bee Pharmacology - Gigi Davidson

Section 2 Beekeeping Principles for Veterinarians

Chapter 11 Equipment and Safety - Adam Ingrao

Chapter 12 The Apiarist - Kathleen Lee and Gary S.Reuter

Chapter 13 Basics of Apiary Design - Brandon Hopkins

Chapter 14 Clinical Examination of a Hive - Jerry Hayes

Chapter 15 Veterinary Regulations - Christopher J. Cripps

Chapter 16 Medical Records - Marcie Logsdon and Terry Ryan Kane

Chapter 17 Epidemiology and Biosecurity - Kristen Obbink and Jim Roth

Section 3 – Honey Bee Diseases, Disorders, and Special Topics

Chapter 18 Parasite Transmission Between Hives and Between Apis mellifera and non-Apis

Pollinators  - Scott McArt

Chapter 19 Colony Collapse Disorder and Honey Bee Health – Jay D.Evans and Yan Ping Chen

Chapter 20 The Parasitic Mite Varroa destructor - David Peck

Chapter 21 Honey Bee Viral Diseases – Esmaeil Amiri, Olav Rueppell and David R. Tarpy

Chapter 22 Honey Bee Bacterial Diseases - Meghan Milbrath

Chapter 23 Honey Bee Fungal Diseases- Yan Ping Chen and Jay D. Evans

Chapter 24 Honey Bee Parasites and Pests- Britteny Kyle

Chapter 25 Toxins and Pesticides - Reed Johnson

Chapter 26 Diagnostic Sampling - Dan Wyns

Chapter 27 Necropsy of a Hive - Dewey Caron

Chapter 28 Common Husbandry Issues - Charlotte Hubbard

Chapter 29 Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding - Krispn Given

Chapter 30 The Future Direction of Honey Bee Veterinary Bee Medicine - Jeffrey R.                   Applegate 

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