Managing Pests, Parasites & Disease

Varroa Mites

Varroa mites (Varroa destructor) are the most devastating threat to honey bees and are ubiquitous throughout New York.

Uncapped honey bee cells reveal small disc-shaped varroa mites

European Foulbrood

European foulbrood (EFB) is a bacterial infection that negatively impacts honey bee colonies world-wide. The disease infects larvae and is caused by the bacterium Melissococcus plutonius.

uncapped honey bee larvae with EFB look chewed down and melted

Think your bees are suffering from pests, parasites or disease?

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Beekeepers need a veterinarian's prescription before they can use antibiotics to treat a disease in one of their colonies.