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Tag : honey bee pest

18 Jul 2018

HONEY BEE sample – HOW LONG it takes to get your diagnostic report

This is the third video of a series showing the Honey Bee Diagnostics Lab at the USDA in Beltsville, Maryland. This video series will cover the main diagnostic procedures applied when bees are sent to the lab for diagnosis. In this video, Dr. Humberto Boncristiani and Sam Abban discuss the procedures that follow when new samples arrive in the lab and how long it takes to process and send a diagnostic report back to the beekeeper. It is critical to […]

12 Jul 2018
02 Jul 2018

How to send samples of adult bees to the USDA for diagnosis

This is the video number one of a series of videos about the honey bee diagnostic laboratory at USDA Beltsville Maryland. This video series will cover the main diagnostic procedures applied to bees sent to the lab for diagnosis. In this video, Dr. Humberto Boncristiani and Sam Abban discuss the best procedure to send samples of Adult honey bees to the lab. It is very important to send the sample the right way to improve the quality of the service. […]

05 Mar 2018

Colony Collapse Disorder – CCD – The GOOD the BAD and the UGLY – Dr. Jay Evans

Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD is a syndrome affecting honey bees that got a lot of attention in the media. Bees were apparently flying away and never returning home, leaving behind food and brood. After a lot of research, nobody could find a definitive answer for the phenomena, and a lot of frustration started to arise. After 12 years, the beekeepers started to describe heavy colony losses in the social media and use the term CCD again. I decided to […]

24 Sep 2017