Testing for Nosema – April 11, 2016

Microscope Workshop: Identifying Nosema and Pollen Under the Microscope

April 11, 2016 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location Change: Farm Bureau Downstairs Meeting Room [ map ]

Join the Surry Beekeepers for this important workshop to learn how to identify Nosema using microscopes provided by the NC State Beekeeper Association.  Surry member and NCSBA Regional Director Eugene Brown will be demonstrating proper use of the microscopes and how to prepare a sample to test for nosema.  He will also be providing some fascinating information on how pollen looks under the microscope.

If you would like to have your hive tested, you will need to collect about 25 worker bees from the top of your hive (under the top cover is best).  You will need to kill these bees by dropping them in alcohol.  The bees should be collected as close to the meeting date as possible because once they start to decompose, the results are not useful.

If you have questions, please email foragers@surrybeekeepers.org and Eugene will answer your questions.