European Foulbrood is caused by a bacterium in the gut that causes infected brood to die of starvation. Noticeable signs of infection are patchy brood with upcapped brood cells as well as brown or yellow brood, dead, curled up, and liquid like.These single-use European Foulbrood test kits are easy to use and very accurate (similar to some of the home pregnancy test). Complete instructions included.
If you have some brood that looks diseased and both this test and the American Foulbrood Test are negative, you should consider chalkbrood, sacbrood, other viruses, and varroa mites causing Parasitic Mite Syndrome. Remember to report any positive results to your veterinarian or state apiculturist. They may be able to help you manage the disease.