Why is bee's health fundamental ?
Keep his bees in good health is essential to perpetuate his apiaries. Each year, epidemiological studies are more than alarming: winter losses increase to higher and higher levels, up to 50% sometimes !
To minimize the losses, it is absolutely necessary to get strong knowledge about the different illnesses and adapted treatments.
What are the different aspects to control ?
To keep bees in good health, it is important to :
- Know how to identify the different bee diseases and pests (varroa, foulbroods, nosema, Aethina tumida, etc.)
- Know the different treatments adapted to each disease, their mode of action and periods of use
- Organize integrated pest management, in particular for varroa, and reduce resistance
|Introduction to bee diseases
Varroa, European and American foulbroods, waxmoth, nosema, etc.
|Varroa : biology, development and pest management|
|Varroa Sensitive Hygienic bees : how to find and multiply them ?
VSH definition, resistance origin, colony selection, stabilisation of VSH criteria, multiplication methods, etc.
|Small Hive Beetle: Aethina tumida
Origin, biology, detection, pest management, regulation, etc.
What is my level ?
| I never opened a beehive.
I am a beginner beekeeper.
|I have already some beehives and some experience in beekeeping.|| I am an experienced beekeeper.
I manage at least 50 beehives.