November 25, 2017

Veterinary Beehive Exam: Step-by-Step

Christopher Cripps, DVM, owner of Betterbee, runs through a typical veterinary examination of a beehive.


Christopher Cripps, DVM, owner of Betterbee, runs through a typical veterinary examination of a beehive.

Step 1: Walk through the yard and compare each beehive to one another and look for any signs of disease.
Step 2: Conduct an external exam of any diseased beehives. 
Step 3: Once inside the beehive, look through the brood for any discoloration or disintegration.
Step 4: Collect samples from the beehive to send to a bee diagnosis lab, and make a correct diagnosis.

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