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I truely believe that if at all possible every beekeeper should be able to test for AFB - EFB and Nosema.
If the individual does not have access to a microscope then ask around if a member does tests for bee diseases.

I have been given 3 samples of bees to date that have died out. 2 samples proved positive for Nosema not sure what strain as to distingquish them by light microscopy is difficult. I think I would put my money on Nosema ceranea as the beekeeper did not find any signs of bee spotting in or on the flight board. I have asked for samples of more of his colonies to see if any more have the disease.

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