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Lab Diagnosis

July 25, 2023

One option for getting sick, dying or dead bees diagnosed is sending them to the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Bee Research Lab in Beltsville, MD. This is a free service to beekeepers in the United States. Particularly if you suspect Amercian Foulbrood, it is good to have a lab verify what you are seeing. Instructions for how to submit a sample to the lab in Maryland are detailed here. We can also submit samples to Oregon State University where they know and love us!