How to Inspect a Hive for AFB & Other Bee Diseases

ft Bruce White & Penny Downy

American Foulbrood remains a serious threat to bees worldwide. And that’s why, of all the videos we have produced on beekeeping, this is probably the most important. Some people may find this video distressing, so please watch and share the video with discretion. Other people may think foulbrood and other diseases are not an issue in beekeeping, but in fact it’s probably the most important part of beekeeping that any beekeeper should learn. Without the correct biosecurity practices, bees can suffer and die in their millions. So it’s important you observe the correct procedures outlined in this video.

Bruce White is a retired technical specialist in beekeeping and is the current Biosecurity officer for the Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW. He was also involved in introducing using petrol for euthanizing bees affected by American Foulbrood. Whilst serving in the NSW Department of Agriculture, Bruce also contributed to the study and implementation of irradiation practices for beehives. We are very privileged to have Bruce share his experience and vast knowledge so freely. This is a must watch for any beekeeper.

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This is another video in a number that we have produced for members of the illawarra beekeepers Association and all hobby beekeepers for the management of their colonies.

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We will be adding more beekeeping videos soon. And you can see other videos published already in the links below,