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I remember when I first started reading bee books and using bee forums getting lost by acronyms.

Below is a little list that new beekeepers may find useful.

Members are more than welcome to make suggestions for others I have left out.

AHB - Africanized Honey Bees
AFB - American FoulBrood
Carni's - Carniolan bee
CCD - Colony Collapse Disorder
EFB - European FoulBrood
hive - structure with or without bees
colony - A group of honey bees
IPM - Integrated Pest Management
nuc - Nucleus (a miniature colony)
OA - Oxalic Acid
OMF - Open mesh floor
OSR - Oil Seed Rape
TBH - Top bar hive
 

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good list admin,but.... can i make suggestion.
hive= structure with or without bees.
colony=a group of honey bees
i not being to pickey am i?
 

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Thanks Beeman.

No, not being picky,the more added to the list the better.

I will change it and add them,good spot.
 

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Helpful admin. What about QE = queen excluder and QC = queen cell ?
 

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Take your pick;

Glossary of Abbreviations
AFB = American Foulbrood (or Air Force Base)
AHB = Africanized Honey Bees
AM = Apis mellifera. (European honey bees)
AMM = Apis mellifera mellifera
APV = Acute Paralysis Virus. This virus kills both adult bees and brood.
BPMS = Bee Parasitic Mite Syndrome
Carni = Carniolan
Cauc = Caucasian
CCD = Colony Collapse Disorder
CPV = Chronic Paralysis Virus
DCA = Drone Congregation Area
DWV = Deformed Wing Virus
EFB = European Foulbrood
EHB = European Honey Bees
FGMO = Food Grade Mineral Oil
FWOF = Floor With Out a Floor
HBH = Honey Bee Healthy
HBTM = Honey Bee Tracheal Mite
HSC = Honey Super Cell (Fully drawn plastic comb in deep depth and 4.9mm cell size)
HMF = Hydroxymethyl furfural. A naturally occurring compound in honey that rises over time and rises when honey is heated.
IAPV = Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus. The virus currently being blamed for CCD
IPM = Integrated Pest Management
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IMPOV = In My Point Of View
KBV = Kashmmir Bee Virus
LC = Large Cell (5.4mm cell size)
LGO = Lemon Grass (essential) Oil (used for swarm lure)
NM = Nectar Managment (aka Checkerboarding) or New Mexico depending on the context
NWC = New World Carniolans
OA = Oxalic Acid. An organic acid used to kill Varroa as either a syrup or vaporized.
PC = PermaComb (Fully drawn plastic comb in medium depth and about 5.1mm cell size)
PDB = Para Dichloro Benzene (aka Paramoth wax moth treatment)
PMS = Parasitic Mite Syndrome
QMP = Queen Mandibular Pheromone
SBB = Screened Bottom Board
SBV = Sac Brood Virus
SC = Small Cell (4.9mm cell size or South Carolina)
SHB = Small Hive Beetle
SMR = Supressed Mite Reproduction (usually referring to a queen)
TBH = Top Bar Hive
TM = Terramycin or Tracheal Mites depending on the context
T-Mites = Tracheal Mites
ULBN = Unlimited Brood Nest
VD = Varroa destructor
VJ = Varroa jacobsoni
V-Mites = Varroa Mites
VSH = Varroa Sensitive Hygiene. Similar to and appears to be a more specific name for the SMR trait. A trait in queens that is being bred for where the workers sense Varroa infested cells and clean them out.

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Phew! That lot are a challenge Bcrazy. Thanks.
 

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Wow, thats a list and a half! Thanks
 

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Hi Admin

I have a 30 page list of beekeeping terms.
How do you suggest I get it to the forum?

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Do you have a scanner?
If you can copy them and send them to me(by email or post) I can scan them with software that converts them to typed words(Its good spider food for the search engines) or you could add them yourself to the forum?

You missed VM :p
 

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OK what's VM?

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Varroa jacobonsi or Varroa destructor?
 

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Here are 30 pages of beekeeping terminology.

Too late there gone!
 
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I missed them!

Bcrazy any chance you could start a thread regards Varroa jacobonsi and Varroa destructor ?

I have tried to read up on the net but most Science papers get a bit to much to wade through,could you simplify it for us?
 

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I remember when I first started reading bee books and using bee forums getting lost by acronyms.

Below is a little list that new beekeepers may find useful.

Members are more than welcome to make suggestions for others I have left out.

AHB - Africanized Honey Bees
AFB - American FoulBrood
Carni's - Carniolan bee
CCD - Colony Collapse Disorder
EFB - European FoulBrood
hive - structure with or without bees
colony - A group of honey bees
IPM - Integrated Pest Management
nuc - Nucleus (a miniature colony)
OA - Oxalic Acid
OMF - Open mesh floor
OSR - Oil Seed Rape
TBH - Top bar hive
Thanks, as new beekeepers my husband and I are still learning. We have all the equipment, but now need some bees. Any ideas? Our local association doesn't seem to want to "share" any spare swarms....
 

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Pop a wanted ad in the for sale/wanted section and you should get someone local to you offer a nuc.
 

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I`m intersted to find out if anybody on this message board is a member of Gwent beekeepers.
 

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