INTEGRATED HIVE MANAGEMENT FOR COLORADO BEEKEEPERS
National Pesticide Safety Education Center
2nd Edition published December 2019:
Integrated Hive Management for Colorado Beekeepers:
Strategies for Identifying and Mitigating Pests and Diseases Affecting Colorado's Honey Bees
By Dr. Arathi Seshadri and Thia Walker
What is Integrated Hive Management and what are its benefits?
- An integrated Hive Management program controls pests and disease by using a combination of strategies designed to be safe, effective, and economical.
- IHM intervention strategies draw from the following: cultural, mechanical, biological, and/or chemical controls.
- Using IHM helps beekeepers to move from a series of often disconnected acts, to an organized system of pest management that is always in search of new ways to support healthy colonies.