BEE CLASS, Educational Closer Looks, PAGE 3 Special UF Photos, Florida State Beekeepers Association

BEE CLASS - Page 3 UF Pests & Disease
A Closer Look at Bees and Beekeeping
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Small Hive Beetle (Male)



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American Foul Brood (AFB)


Dorsal views of an adult bee louse, Braula coeca Nitzsch.  The bee louse's shape is round and they have six legs.  This differs from the oval shape and eight legs indicative of Varroa Mites.



Small Hive Beetle Larva

Wax Moth Larva


Wax Moth Larvae

Wax Moth and Wax Moth Damage


Wax Moth Damage

Small Hive Beetle damage.  Look closely and you can see the larvae lurking in the cells and the perforated cell caps indicative of this type damage..


FDACS Sac Brood

American Foul Brood (AFB)

All Photos on this page, unless otherwise noted, have been provided by and used by permission of:

Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory
Dept. of Entomology and Nematology
University of Florida
Bldg 970 Natural Area Drive
PO Box 110620 Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone (352) 273-3932
Fax (352) 392 0190

photo credit: James D. Ellis, University of Florida

Small Hive Beetle (SHB) larvae infesting (sliming) a frame of honey which causes the honey to not be suitable for consumption by humans... even the bees will reject the contaminated honey.

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