Tech Transfer Teams are highly trained field agents who offer regular on-site hive inspections and sampling for large commercial beekeepers and queen breeders.
Concerned about colony health? BIP’s diagnostic kits include testing for Varroa, Nosema, viruses, and pesticides. These results can provide data-driven results to inform management decisions.
We offer an emergency test kit (ERK) that will help you rule out reasons for weak or crashing colonies. This ERK is designed to rule out causes of large scale, suspicious colony loss through small scale sampling.
A Bag of Bottles (BOB) is a great way to check your honey bee colonies’ Varroa and Nosema levels. A bag consists of 20 sample bottles which you can use at your convenience. Sample ~300 bees from the brood area and send to our lab for quick Varroa mite infestation diagnostic and Nosema spore load.
BIP currently collects a wide variety of honey bee health surveillance data ranging from colony assessments made by our Technical Transfer Teams to voluntary online surveys.