Samples for bee disease diagnosis


Bee diseases and their characteristic signs can be very confusing to the average beekeeper.

Wrong diagnosis can be a major problem, particularly when serious brood diseases are involved.

Beekeepers can obtain accurate diagnoses by sending samples of suspect material to the NSW DPI Veterinary Laboratory.

This Primefact covers the following topics:

  • what to send
  • smears
  • comb samples
  • adult bees
  • sending samples


Primefact 895 Third Edition

Published: Apr 2017