This book was published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries. This book contains all the information you need about managing pests, diseases and other disorders of the honey bee. Having an understanding of the lifecycle of the honey bee is vital. Also knowing what role each bee plays in a hive ( the queen, workers and drones). This is because it makes it easier to detect, prevent and manage pests and diseases. As well as pests and diseases can attack at a certain point in the honey bee lifecycle.