Info for Beekeepers

The Honey Bee Lab at Oregon State University provides commercial and hobbyist beekeepers with applied research, best practices, and diagnostic services for maintaining healthy, happy bees. 

Resources for Commercial Beekeepers

PNW 591 - How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides (PDF)
Updated in 2013, this publication describes the latest research and regulation on pesticide use and how it affects honey bee heath. 

Oregon State Beekeepers Association offers a number of resources, such as pollination services, information about swarm collection, and farm direct marketing rules.

Diagnostic Services - Determine the current status of pest/disease levels in your colonies

How To Videos

How to diagnose tracheal mites in your hive


How to test for Nosema