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Advisory Leaflets, Training Manuals & Fact Sheets

Advisory Leaflets:

  • Managing Varroa pdf (Last updated Dec 2013)
  • Small Hive Beetle pdf (Last updated Dec 2013)
  • Foulbrood Disease of Honey Bees pdf (Last updated May 2013)
  • Tropilaelaps: Parasitic Mites of Honey Bees pdf (Last updated Dec 2013)
  • Common Pests, Diseases and Disorders of the Adult Honey Bee (pdf) (last updated Dec 2013)
  • The National Bee Unit pdf (Last updated May 2009)
     - Please note this leaflet is no longer available in hard copy.

Best Practice Guidelines:

Beginning in 2010 the National Bee Unit is putting together a series of Best Practice Guidelines, which will cover the essentials of the craft of beekeeping. These will be placed on BeeBase as they come available.

Fact Sheets:

  • A Simple Asian Hornet Monitoring Trap pdf
  • Acarine (Tracheal Mites) pdf                                       
  • Apiary Hygiene and Quarantine pdf                              
  • Bee Medicines pdf                                                                
  • Bee Safari's pdf
  • Bees pdf                                                      
  • Beltsville and Pyrethroid Resistance Testing pdf
  • Bumblebees pdf                                                        
  • Care of Colonies After Shook Swarms pdf
  • Control of European Foulbrood pdf                                                        
  • Control of Small Hive Beetle pdf                                                                 
  • Fumigating Comb pdf
  • Helping Bees pdf                                                             
  • Hive Cleaning and Sterilisation pdf
  • Open Mesh Floors pdf
  • Oxytetracycline Treatment of Colonies with European Foulbrood pdf
  • Preparing Your Colonies for Winter pdf                                                                           
  • Queen Trapping pdf                             
  • Replacing Old Brood Comb pdf                    
  • Shook Swarming pdf
  • Solitary Bees pdf                                                                  
  • Swarm Control When You Can't Find the Queen pdf
  • Using Artificial Swarming for Varroa Control pdf     
  • Using Drone Brood Removal for Varroa Control pdf  
  • Using Integrated Pest Management for Varroa Control pdf
  • Varroa Control Using Organic Acids pdf
  • Veterinary Medicines Administration Record pdf
  • Wasps pdf
  • Wax Moth pdf

Healthy Bees Plan:

International Beekeeping Training Manuals:

The development of this basic beekeeping manual was sponsored by The Waterloo Foundation in 2009 and has been produced in many languages. If you are travelling oversees and wish to print off copies of the relevant manuals to take with you, the PDF versions can be found below.

Shona Advanced Beekeeping Manual
Shona Basic Beekeeping Manual
English Advanced Beekeeping Manual
English Basic Beekeeping Manual
French Advanced Beekeeping Manual
French Basic Beekeeping Manual
Chichewa Basic Beekeeping Manual
Hausa Basic Beekeeping Manual
Kinyarwanda Basic Beekeeping Manual
Swahili Basic Beekeeping Manual