Dealing with honeybee pests may well be the biggest challenge that bees and beekeepers face. There's no need to be worried...just be willing to learn and adapt. During the past two decades many beekeepers have given up because of battles with pests, but for the most part this was because they were stuck in their old ways and unable to change along with the conditions in the apiary. These types of people exist in every industry and should not be viewed as examples of what is to become of us as beekeepers. In this section we'll look at the pests of biggest concern in detail, and talk about how we can (if necessary) help our bees to defeat them.