As a service to beekeepers bees@wur diagnoses dead bees. Mortality in particular occurs in winter and in spring. Dead bee samples are analysed for the presence of Nosema, amoebae, Varroa, acarapis mite disease, and other possible aberrations, after which recommendations are made for solving the problem.
This free-of-charge service for beekeepers is possible through support by the Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and the Environment, and the EU in the context of varroa control.
At our Dutch site you can find the Diagnosis Form for completion.
At our Dutch site you can find the Diagnosis Form for completion. Beekeepers with bee mortality can send a sample (at least 50 bees), together with a completed diagnosis form to:Bees@wur
P.O. box 69
6700 AB Wageningen