Testing for Nosema Spores

  • The methods described here are illustrated in the following University of Minnesota Instructional Posters “Testing for Nosema Spores using a Hemocytometer” Download a .pdf here. and “Testing for Nosema Spores using a Sperm Counter” Download a .pdf here.

 
 
 

Equipment needed: 400X Microscope, counting chamber, mortar and pestle, clean water, measure 1-15 ml, transfer pipets, wash bottle and forceps.

 


 
 
 

There are two types of counting chambers we will discuss here. This is a hemocytometer, used for counting blood cells. This device …

Detect Nosema Parasite in Time to Save Bee Colonies

Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agriculture Program (CAP) Updates

A National Research and Extension Initiative to Reverse Pollinator Decline

This is part of an ongoing series of updates from the Managed Pollinator CAP. Additional installments can be found at the:

CAP Updates Table of Contents

More information about the CAP can be found at:

http://www.beeccdcap.uga.edu

 

Katherine Aronstein, Research Molecular Biologist, USDA/ARS

 

CAP Updates: 3

Katherine Aronstein, Research Molecular Biologist, USDA/ARS

University of Florida Bee Disease Videos

Image:EllisFeature.jpgJamie Ellis describes the history, biology, symptoms, and control of four important diseases and pests.

 

 

University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab


The University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab website houses resources for beekeepers and the general public including Africanized honey bees, research projects, Master Beekeeper Program, honey house info, and much more.

In the videos on this page, also available on their website, Dr. Jamie Ellis discusses 6 important pests and diseases