Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner


by Terry Ryan Kane, Cynthia M. Faux, Published: April 27, 2021, FileType: PDF

Honey bee medicine for the veterinary practitioner

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.

This book would not be possible without the collaboration among veterinarians, entomologists, toxicologists, pharmacologists, and the beekeeping community. We thank all the authors who so generously donated their time and expertise. All of us that love and care for these important animals hope this book will be valuable to you even if you don’t become a “bee doctor.” We invite you to join the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium (hbvc.org).

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: Fracture Management for the Small Animal Practitioner

  • 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.

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