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AFB Test Kit

Product Code: PST001
shortds: A simple in-the-field test for AFB. Keep one in your kit at all times to check suspicious cells.
$25.24
(Inc. GST)
$21.95
(Ex. GST)
(Inc. GST)
(Ex. GST)
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AFB Test Kit

AFB Test Kit

$25.24 (Inc. GST)
$21.95 (Ex. GST)

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A simple in-the-field test for AFB.  Keep one in your kit at all times to check suspicious cells. Get an answer within 3 minutes by using these AFB Test Kits. 

The Vita American Foulbrood (AFB) Diagnostic Test Kit enables beekeepers and hive inspectors to test for AFB in honeybee larvae and to obtain the results immediately and easily in the apiary. One time use only. 

It works like a home pregnancy test kit (or the now common Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test) and reacts specifically to antibodies associated with the pathogen Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae which causes AFB in honeybees.

How to tell? One line in the window confirms the test is working correctly, and two lines says the test is positive for AFB. If positive, advise Assure Quality, get a fire permit and burn the hive.  Lets get rid of AFB by doing our due diligence and testing before it spreads. 

*This is also a great test to conduct before purchasing a hive. Ask them to conduct an AFB test before bringing it to your apiary site. 

But don't burn false inspection positives. Use the AFB test kit to confirm or refute a visual inspection. Your hives and honey crop are too valuable to burn false positives. 

To see "How to use your AFB Test Kit" view here 

For more info on the test kit refer to the website - http://www.vita-europe.com/products/afb-diagnostic-test-kit/ 

Customer Reviews

2 Review
  • AFB test kit 5

    Posted by Elizabeth Minato on 20th Jan 2024

    Very easy to use, accurate and gives confidence before destroying a hive. Postage took over a week so it could be faster (NZ post).

  • AFB Test Kit 5

    Posted by Te-Arahi Haare-Paati on 14th Jun 2023

    Great item to have it your kit. Hopefully, will never it. Compact, lightweight, single use (that's all it takes).

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