Chosen and tested by many members of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association, this apiary diagnostic kit comes with a written manual that shows common diseases of honey bees and explains how to use the kit to diagnose these diseases.
Stop guessing what’s up with your bees and start tracking and analyzing with a follow along system with definitive answers.
From the Ohio State Beekeepers Association:
One of the many questions that we keep hearing from new beekeepers is "What exactly am I looking for when inspecting my hives?" That is a really good question. How can you identify pests and diseases, and keep track of the health of the hive if you do not know what to look for, and what tools to use.
The OSBA ADK (Apiary Diagnostic Kit) Committee developed a portable kit complete with tools and a full-color laminated field guide to help identify issues, and provide a tracking form for each hive visit. Our 50 intrepid volunteers put the kits through their paces this summer, and reported twice a month through an online survey. From their feedback the committee refined the kit contents along with the manual.
The goal is to increase beekeeper confidence in hive management by providing tools to help monitor and diagnose changes in the hive before they reach a critical stage and the hive dies.