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Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner

Handbook / Manual
By: Terry Ryan Kane(Editor), Cynthia M Faux(Editor)
400 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner
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  • Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner ISBN: 9781119583370 Hardback May 2021 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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About this book

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.

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:
- 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.


List of Contributors ix
Acknowledgments xi
Honey Bee Medicine: A One Health Challenge xii / Terry Ryan Kane

Section I Biology and Medical Foundations 1
1 Looking to Nature to Solve the Health Crisis of Honey Bees 3 / Robin W. Radcliffe and Thomas D. Seeley
2 The Superorganism and Herd Health for the Honey Bee 21 / Robin W. Radcliffe
3 Honey Bee Anatomy 33 / Cynthia M. Faux
4 Physiology of the Honey Bee – Principles for the Beekeeper and Veterinarian 41 / Rolfe M. Radcliffe
5 The Honey Bee Queen 55 / Randy Oliver
6 Honey Bee Strains 73 / Dewey M. Caron
7 Wild Bees: Diversity, Ecology, and Stresors of Non-Apis Bees 81 / Margarita M. López-Uribe
8 Honey Bee Nutrition 93 / Randy Oliver
9 Honey Bee Microbiota and the Physiology of Antimicrobial Resistance 125 / Kasie Raymann
10 Honey Bee Pharmacology 135 / Gigi Davidson

Section II Beekeeping Principles for Veterinarians 149
11 Equipment and Safety 151 / Adam J. Ingrao
12 The Apiarist 167 / Katie Lee and Gary S. Reuter
13 Basics of Apiary Design 179 / Brandon K. Hopkins
14 Clinical Examination of a Honey Bee Hive 183 / Jerry Hayes
15 Veterinary Regulations 191 / Christopher J. Cripps
16 Medical Records 201 / Marcie Logsdon and Terry Ryan Kane
Appendix 16.1A Veterinary -- Client Management Agreement 205
Appendix 16.1B Sample Hive Record 207
17 Epidemiology and Biosecurity 209 / Kristen K. Obbink and James A. Roth
Appendix 17.A Beekeeping Biosecurity and Best Practices Checklist 217

Section III Honey Bee Diseases, Disorders, and Special Topics 219
18 Parasite Transmission Between Hives and Spillover to Non-Apis Pollinators 221 / Scott McArt
19 Colony Collapse Disorder and Honey Bee Health 229 / Jay D. Evans and Yanping (Judy) Chen
20 The Parasitic Mite Varroa destructor: History, Biology, Monitoring, and Management 235 / David T. Peck
21 Honey Bee Viral Diseases 253 / Esmaeil Amiri, Olav Rueppell, and David R. Tarpy
22 Honey Bee Bacterial Diseases 277 / Meghan Milbrath
23 Honey Bee Fungal Diseases 295 / Yanping (Judy) Chen and Jay D. Evans
24 Honey Bee Parasites and Pests 307 / Britteny Kyle
25 Pesticides 321 / Reed M. Johnson
26 Diagnostic Sampling 329 / Dan Wyns
27 Necropsy of a Hive 339 / Dewey M. Caron
28 Common Husbandry Issues 351 / Charlotte Hubbard
29 Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding 363 / Krispn Given
30 The Future Direction of Honey Bee Veterinary Medicine 367 / Jeffrey R. Applegate, Jr.

Resources 369
Notes on Editors and Contributors 373
Index 379

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Terry Ryan Kane, DVM, MS, is a veterinarian, a beekeeper, and owner of A2 Bee Vet, a practice devoted to honey bee medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Cynthia M. Faux, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA, is a Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Arizona, College of Veterinary Medicine in Oro Valley, Arizona, USA.

Handbook / Manual
By: Terry Ryan Kane(Editor), Cynthia M Faux(Editor)
400 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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