With the cancellation of the pest management class that Wendi was going to put on she asked to send it out to our members instead. This is a good opportunity to make this information available here on our website

Ministry of Agriculture, BC

If your bees have perished it’s a good idea to get them tested. This is a free service that can help you figure out why your bees died which might tell you what to do or not to do again and also if your equipment is safe for repopulating. Contact me if you would like me to do a Nosema test for you .

We prefer to receive a bee sample of at least 50 adult bees. To ship, dry the sample first in a paper bag, place in the freezer for a few days and then mail in a container where any excess space is filled with paper towels, toilet paper or any other moisture-absorbing material.

Ship this to

Paul van Westendorp
Provincial Apiculturist
BCMA
1767 Angus Campbell Rd
Abbotsford BC V3G 2M3

Here are some specific topics on bee health

First Varroa

Varroa Information

Varroa Testing

Varroa Management Tool

And others

American Foul Brood

European Foul Brood

Chalkbrood

Nosema

Sacboord Virus

Tracheal Mites

Some information on bee keeping treatments

Treatment Free?

And you can even quiz yourself on your knowledge

Quiz