HONEY BEE TESTS AND PREFERRED SPECIMENS

Agent

Procedure

Specimen

Africanized Honey Bee Exam

Wing morphometry

The standard specimen for one or more apiary tests is 100 (minimum) freshly euthanized bees preserved in 1 pint (500 ml) of 70% isopropyl alcohol (standard rubbing alcohol). The container should be submitted sealed and labeled with the owner’s name, yard, and hive number.

Foulbrood, American

Stain, microscopy

Foulbrood, European

Stain, microscopy

Nosema

Stain, microscopy

Parasites, External

Examination, microscopy

Parasites, Respiratory Mites

Microscopy