Pest Control

Pest Control

With the cancellation of the pest management class that Wendi Gilson 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
1767 Angus Campbell Rd
Abbotsford BC V3G 2M3


For more information about honey bee health please refer to the Ministry of Agriculture’s Disease and Pests Beekeeping Bulletins.

Some information on bee keeping treatments

Treatment Free?

And you can even quiz yourself on your knowledge