Nosema... under the microscope

Testing for Nosema disease

We would like to thank all the local beekeepers who came along and left samples of their bees during our Annual Nosema Testing Day held at Magdalen Court School, Victoria Park Road, Exeter as well as our army of volunteers from our branch who helped make the day run smoothly.

In addition to the testing, there were demonstrations throughout the day on on frames assembly, very useful for beginners, as well as a demonstration of a Bailey comb change by David Friend in the morning and a talk by Mick Street on Nosema and other mites finishing off the day.

In total we processed 84 samples and the results will be emailed shortly to individual beekeepers.