Pests, Diseases and Treatments


Varroa Mites and How to Control Them

Tools for Varroa Management — Dr. Dewey Caron’s May 2016 Presentation

Tools for Varroa Management – Honey Bee Health Coalition Guide

Varroa Mite Testing

Bee Squad Varroa Mite Testing Kit Now Available

Varroa Mite Treatments

HopguardĀ® II revisited

Oxalic Acid

Oxalic Acid for Varroa Control  – Randy Oliver, 2016

Oxalic Acid Approved for Varroa Mites

How to Apply Oxalic Acid Dribble

Oxalic Acid Trickling Application Video

Oxalic Acid Dihydrate Directions for Use Sheet



European and American Foulbrood

Photo by Renzy Davenport
European Foulbrood — Photo by Renzy Davenport











Photo By Renzy Davenport
AFB pupae tongue sticking out — Photo By Renzy Davenport



Nosema — Photo Submitted By Renzy Davenport









Nozevit is a useful product made by Complete Bee in Alaska.  It is a natural supplement of whole plant polyphenols, vitamins and minerals that strengthens the bee immune system (like us taking multi vits, probiotics and extra Vit C).  Use it mostly to ward off Nosema.  It’s a little bit expensive, but a small bottle goes a long way.  Feed it three times in sugar syrup in the fall, and at least three times in sugar syrup in the early spring … as a drench.  Each colony gets about 1 – 2 C (depending on the number of bees) of the solution every 4-5 days for three doses. The bees LOVE this stuff.
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