A Guide to Managing Bees for Crop Pollination

A Guide to Managing Bees for Crop Pollination

Published by CAPA in 1995 and now out of print, A Guide to Managing Bees for Crop Pollination, provides excellent information for beekeepers involved in pollination,…

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Nosema Disease – Diagnosis and Control

Nosema Disease – Diagnosis and Control

Nosema disease in honey bees is caused by two different species of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae. This page contains links to information on the biology,…

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Economic Threshold for Varroa on the Canadian Prairies

Economic Threshold for Varroa on the Canadian Prairies

Are you interested in implementing an integrated pest management program for varroa mites? The attached guide provides thresholds developed from research at the University of…

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Bee Breeding

Bee Breeding

Honey bees are among the most challenging livestock to breed. The following articles provide great guides on the theory and practice of propagating and breeding…

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Non-Apis Pollinators

Non-Apis Pollinators

Excellent out-of-print resources on managing non-Apis pollinators. Construction Designs for Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee Shelters (Richards 1979) Alfalfa Leaf Cutter in Northwestern Canada Management of Alfalfa Leaf Cutting Bee:…

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Wintering Hives

Wintering Hives

Wintering honey bees in Canada can prove a challenge. The following publications are great resources for how to efficiently over-winter colonies and minimize losses. The Biology and Management of…

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American Foulbrood

American Foulbrood

American foulbrood (AFB) is caused by the spore-forming bacteria Paenibacillus larvae.  Diseased larvae contaminate comb with spores which remain a significant source of reinfection for years to follow. The following are some…

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Beekeeping

Beekeeping

Beekeeping in Eastern Canada (L’Arrivee, 1977) Beehive Construction (Corner 1976) The Effect of Continuous Pollen Trapping Sealed Brood, Honey Production and Gross Income in Northern Alberta…

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