Honey Bee Pests & Diseases - New Book Release
Never before has a new Australian publication been more relevant for its time. Waggle & Forage are proud to stock "Honey Bee Pests & Diseases" a 216 page, hardcover book, launched September 2023.
Authored by three highly respected beekeepers and researchers in our industry (Robert Owen, Jean-Pierre Y. Scheerlinck and Mark Stevenson) this book is aimed at hobby and professional beekeepers that are interested in learning about pests and diseases and their associated management.
Not only does it describe the signs of a pest or pathogen and its suitable treatment, the authors explain how bees become infected and how individual pathogens make bees sick. Further, for those who like a higher level perspective on the subject, a chapter on epidemiology provides a view of disease identification and management by looking at them at the country or regional level.
Be up-to-date on recent advances in the identification, and treatment of pathogens. The book "Honey Bee Pests & Diseases" is intended to be readable by the non-specialist and to provide information not available outside academic journals.
About the Authors:
Robert Owen has been a beekeeper for over 20 years. He completed his PhD on Varroa in 2022. Robert has advised beekeepers in Nigeria, Benin, Lebanon, Nepal, and Bangladesh for USAID. He authored The Australian Beekeeping Manual and regularly contributes to specialist beekeeping magazines. Robert has extensive first-hand knowledge of honey bee pathogens from many countries.
Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck is an Honorary Professor in Animal Biotechnology at the University of Melbourne, where he taught for many years in subjects such as Animal Disease Biosecurity, and Insect Shaping Society. Jean-Pierre is passionate about biosecurity, bee genetics, and invading bee pests. An avid beekeeper, he established the University of Melbourne bee club and has developed and taught beekeeping courses for both beginners and advanced beekeepers.
Mark Stevenson is a veterinary epidemiologist with expertise in the area of infectious disease epidemiology, spatial epidemiology, and simulation modelling of infectious disease spread. Mark deals with infectious and non-infectious disease threats in a range of species including companion animals, cattle, sheep and poultry, horses, and honey bees. He has a particular interest in how lessons learned from controlling disease in one species might be used to improve disease control efforts for others.