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I don't know what type the average beek is in England, but here they are mostly a common citizen who decided to buy a hive and set it in the back yard. No research, no training, no desire other than to have them setting there to look at. Many don't even invest in a hive tool, rather use a screwdriver or similar to do the 2 or 3 checks a year they find time to do.

There is no way they are going to spend the money for a microscope, nor learn to use it. It is a major project to just get them to send a 100 bee sample to Beltsville for a free diagnosis.
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