Pests and Diseases of the Hive Field Day

Event Date

E L Nino Bee Biology Lab, 1 Bee Biology Rd., Davis, CA 95618

Field Days are FREE and are one of the perks of being a member of the California Master Beekeeper Program. 

Under the direction of Elina L. Niño, Ph.D., Director of the CAMB program, we will be exercising our observation skills and techniques on what to look for in healthy vs. diseased hives. This Field Day is open to 2016 and 2017 CAMBP Apprentices. There are only 20 seats so please book your spot ASAP. 

We will examine the “P”s (parasites, pests, pesticides, pathogens, pasture and pollination) and the impact they have on the health of a colony

Upon completion of this Field Day, participants will be able to:

  • Use the Pyramid of IPM Tactics to guide their proactive treatment plans for colony health
  • Examine, identify and measure Nosema spores within a colony using lab microscopes
  • Recognize and identify signs of AFB, EFB, CBP, DWV and other honey bee pathogens
  • Identify pests of the honey bee
  • Determine reasons for pathogen spread
  • Review the California Apiary Protection Act and determine the protocol for AFB infested hives. The Field day will be hosted at the E. L. Niño Bee Lab, 1 Bee Biology Rd, Davis, CA 9561 from 9:30am – 4:30pm on Friday October 5th, 2018.  Refreshments and a catered lunch will be served.

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