The COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume II: Standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research

Dietemann, Vincent; Ellis, James D.; Neumann, Peter (eds.) (2013). The COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume II: Standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research. Journal of Apicultural Research: Vol. 52. Treforest: International Bee Research Association IBRA

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n recent years, declines of honey bee populations have received massive media attention worldwide, yet attempts to understand the causes have been hampered by a lack of standardisation of laboratory techniques. Published as a response to this, the COLOSS BEEBOOK is a unique collaborative venture involving 234 bee scientists from 34 countries, who have produced the definitive guide to how to carry out research on honey bees. It is hoped that these volumes will become the standards to be adopted by bee scientists worldwide.

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.

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Book (Edited Volume)


05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Institute of Bee Health

UniBE Contributor:

Neumann, Peter


500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture






Journal of Apicultural Research


International Bee Research Association IBRA




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28 Jul 2014 10:16

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16 Jul 2018 15:39


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