• Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner is a comprehensive but practical guide to honey bee health for veterinary practitioners. The book begins with basic husbandry information and how to conduct a clinical examination, then describes specific diseases, diagnosis, and treatment. This resource aids veterinarians of any experience level with honey bees to competently and confidently treat honey bees.

    Photographs, line drawings, tables, and graphs throughout demonstrate the concepts discussed. Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner is a must-have reference for any veterinary practitioner taking calls on honey bees, as well as veterinary students, veterinary technicians, scientists, and apiarists.

    • Provides a complete guide to veterinary care in honey bees
    • Covers information ranging from basic husbandry and examination techniques to specific diseases
    • Puts all the information needed to handle questions and clinical visits at the veterinarian’s fingertips
    • Supports veterinarians in competently dealing with bee patients regardless of experience level
    • Includes photographs, line drawings, tables, and graphs to support the text
  • Introduction

    Honey Bee Medicine: A One Health Challenge - Terry Ryan Kane

    Section One – Biology and Medical Foundations

    Chapter 1 Looking to Nature to Solve the Health Crisis of Honey Bees - Robin W. Radcliffe and

    Thomas D. Seeley

    Chapter 2 The Superorganism and Herd Health for the Honey Bee - Robin W. Radcliffe

    Chapter 3 Anatomy of the Honey Bee - Cynthia Marshall Faux

    Chapter 4 Physiology of the Honey Bee - principles for the beekeeper and veterinarian

    Rolfe M. Radcliffe

    Chapter 5 The Honey Bee Queen - Randy Oliver

    Chapter 6 Honey Bee Strains - Dewey Caron

    Chapter 7 Native Bees: Diversity, Ecology, and Stressors of non-Apis Bees- Margarita M.


    Chapter 8 Honey Bee Nutrition - Randy Oliver

    Chapter 9 Honey Bee Microbiota and the Physiology of Antimicrobial Resistance - Kasie Raymann

    Chapter 10 Honey Bee Pharmacology - Gigi Davidson

    Section 2 Beekeeping Principles for Veterinarians

    Chapter 11 Equipment and Safety - Adam Ingrao

    Chapter 12 The Apiarist - Kathleen Lee and Gary S.Reuter

    Chapter 13 Basics of Apiary Design - Brandon Hopkins

    Chapter 14 Clinical Examination of a Hive - Jerry Hayes

    Chapter 15 Veterinary Regulations - Christopher J. Cripps

    Chapter 16 Medical Records - Marcie Logsdon and Terry Ryan Kane

    Chapter 17 Epidemiology and Biosecurity - Kristen Obbink and Jim Roth

    Section 3 – Honey Bee Diseases, Disorders, and Special Topics

    Chapter 18 Parasite Transmission Between Hives and Between Apis mellifera and non-Apis

    Pollinators - Scott McArt

    Chapter 19 Colony Collapse Disorder and Honey Bee Health – Jay D.Evans and Yan Ping Chen

    Chapter 20 The Parasitic Mite Varroa destructor - David Peck

    Chapter 21 Honey Bee Viral Diseases – Esmaeil Amiri, Olav Rueppell and David R. Tarpy

    Chapter 22 Honey Bee Bacterial Diseases - Meghan Milbrath

    Chapter 23 Honey Bee Fungal Diseases- Yan Ping Chen and Jay D. Evans

    Chapter 24 Honey Bee Parasites and Pests- Britteny Kyle

    Chapter 25 Toxins and Pesticides - Reed Johnson

    Chapter 26 Diagnostic Sampling - Dan Wyns

    Chapter 27 Necropsy of a Hive - Dewey Caron

    Chapter 28 Common Husbandry Issues - Charlotte Hubbard

    Chapter 29 Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding - Krispn Given

    Chapter 30 The Future Direction of Honey Bee Veterinary Bee Medicine - Jeffrey R. Applegate

  • Terry Ryan Kane, DVM, MS

    A2 Bee Vet

    Dr. Terry Ryan Kane graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 where she took beekeeping from the UI Extension Service. She also holds an MS in Ecology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. There, she studied the evolution of cave beetles in the Mammoth Cave System of Kentucky, In 1981, Dr. Terry founded Michigan's first feline-only hospital, The Cat Practice. After 23 good years, she sold her practice to embrace an opportunity she couldn't refuse in an entirely different role, serving as a Science and Technology Policy Advisor in the U.S. Senate (sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Veterinary Medical Association). Following her time in Congress, Dr. Terry moved back to Michigan, restarted her bee hives and when the new FDA regulations regarding food animals, including honey bees, came into effect, started A2 Bee Vet, a veterinary practice serving local beekeepers. In addition to caring for honeybees, Dr. Terry was a member of VMAT, a veterinary first responder team. She has been deployed to serve animals in disaster zones a number of times, most notably to Hurricane Katrina. She currently serves on the AVMA's Committee on Environmental Issues. She is also a volunteer member of World Vets, which provides veterinary medical services to underserved areas in the world. For fun, she flies her Cessna 172 and in 2015 participated in the Women's Air Race Classic started by Amelia Earhart and friends in 1929. She is currently the Secretary of the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium (hbvc.org).