Honey Bee Testing

*Formerly named VDV-1

Sample Types Tested

Brood Swabs
Comb
Hive Debris
Honey
Honey Bees
Pollen

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To view a sample honey bee report

Funding for development of assays came from the following entities:

  • North Dakota Department of Agriculture 

  • National Corn Growers Association

Honeybees

HB-Q Full Honeybee Pathogen Panel

Includes all tests listed below

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ABL2 Acute Bee Paralysis, Black Queen Cell, & Lake Sinai 2

Sample Type Tested: Brood Swabs, Comb, Honey, Honeybees, & Pollen

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AES American Foulbrood, European Foulbrood, & Sacbrood

Sample Type Tested: Brood Swabs, Comb, Honey, Honeybees, & Pollen

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CAA Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus, Ascosphaera apis, Acarapis woodi

Sample Type Tested: Brood Swabs, Comb, Honey, Honeybees, & Pollen

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DWV Deformed Wing Virus A, Deformed Wing Virus B*, Deformed Wing Virus C

Sample Type Tested: Brood Swabs, Comb, Honey, Honeybees, & Pollen

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ISL1 Israeli Acute Bee Paralysis, Slow Bee Paralysis, & Lake Sinai 1

Sample Type Tested: Brood Swabs, Comb, Honey, Honeybees, & Pollen

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KNN Kashmir Bee Virus, Nosema ceranae, and N. apis

Sample Type Tested: Brood Swabs, Comb, Honey, Honeybees, & Pollen

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TLC: Tropilaelaps spp. (Trop), Lotmaria passim (Lpa), Crithidia mellificae (Cme)

Sample Type Tested: Brood Swabs, Comb, Honey, Honeybees, & Pollen

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Funding for development of assays came from the following entities:

  • North Dakota Department of Agriculture 

  • National Corn Growers Association