Volume I: Standard Methods for Apis mellifera Research
Volume II: Standard Methods for Apis mellifera Pest and Pathogen Research
Volume I includes approximately 1100 separate protocols dealing with the study of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. These cover anatomy, behavioural studies, chemical ecology, breeding, genetics, instrumental insemination and queen rearing, pollination, molecular studies, statistics, toxicology and numerous other techniques
Volume II includes approximately 600 separate protocols dealing with the study of the pests and diseases of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. These cover epidemiology and surveying techniques, virus diseases, bacterial diseases such as European and American foulbrood, fungal and microsporidian diseases such as Nosema, mites such as Acarapis, Varroa and Tropilaelaps, and other pests such as the small hive beetle.
COLOSS is the Prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes Network.