Black Queen Cell Virus & A High School Flashback

The past two weeks have been full days spent preparing bee health reports for the National Honey Bee Survey. In each sample, testing is conducted for Varroa mites, Nosema, exotic bee species and parasites, and also for 6 major viruses:  … Continue reading

The Cost of Freedom

Rob and I tore this hive apart today to have a look at what was going on inside. If you listen closely you may be able to catch parts of our conversation. The video tells the story of these bees … Continue reading

Examining Bees for White Tyrosine Nodules

Our fall honey bee health, disease, and pest monitoring on hives that have the potential to become breeders has now officially come to an end but will resume again in mid-January. A hiatus from field work provides the opportunity to … Continue reading