BVS, Inc. is Doing Virus Screening and Nosema screening

(The following is brought to us by Carlen Jupe, Sec/Tres CSBA)

Virus Detection Update: 

We have found some surprises in Nosema screening, and we recommend you check your bees! BVS is using a Nosema spore count method and anything over 4 million spores per bee levels we then use a 10 bee squash method to determine the infection rate of the colony. This addresses the issue of having one or two bees with high levels of Nosema in their guts skewing the data for the colony. You can read more about this in Randy Oliver’s work at: http://scientificbeekeeping.com/nosema-ceranae/