A simple in-the-field test for AFB. Keep one in your kit at all times to check suspicious cells.
- - Product number: AFB0617
The Vita American Foulbrood (AFB) Diagnostic Test Kit enables beekeepers and bee 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 and reacts specifically to antibodies associated with the pathogen Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae which causes AFB in honeybees. One line in the window confirms the test is working, 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.
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.
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