CONTACT US

Phone: 919.515.3760

Email: ncsu.apiculture@gmail.com

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Scientific solutions to practical problems

Established as a natural extension service leveraging basic and field honey bee research at NCSU, the clinic has worked to improve colony health for over 10 years.

OUR SERVICES

QUALITY ASSURANCE

TROUBLESHOOTING

CUSTOMIZED EXPERIMENTATION

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Morphometric Analyses:

multiple measures of queen or drone, body and reproductive tract (rearing quality)

Semen Quality:

total sperm count, and sperm viability in queens (mating success), or drones (mating potential)

Genotyping Analyses:

a full assessment of paternity for up to 48 workers and an estimate of queen mating frequency

Quality Report:

Results reporting in an easy to read format

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

Pathogen Screening: identification of the presence and relative levels of ABPV, BQCV, DWV(A&B), IAPV, LSV, Trypanosomes, and both Nosema species

Mitotyping for Africanization: genetic  analyses of maternal ancestry as African or European using population genetic techniques and markers

 

CUSTOM EXPERIMENTATION

This highly-tailored collaboration involves custom experimental design, analyses, and interpretation. This unique partnership between science and industry has been utilized to

  • Test the impact of various agrochemicals

  • Assess the effects of banking on queen quality measures

  • Evaluate novel management practices’ improvements in queen mating quality

  • Observe the effects of shipping on queen health and sperm quality  

 

Contact us for more information & pricing

 

PRICING

 Five Sample Minimum • Bulk Pricing Available 

 

CONTACT US

Ask us about additional targets or tests

919-513-3967

Queen & Disease Clinic

112 Derieux Place

1560 Thomas Hall, North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695