Honey bee pathogens detection is now accredited

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016

Honey bee pathogens detection at the AHL is now accredited


The Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) of Laboratory Services (LS), University of Guelph is

accredited for veterinary laboratory testing techniques (flexible scope) as listed on LS’ SCC

scope of accreditation http://palcan.scc.ca/specs/pdf/826_e.pdf.

The PCR test methods for honey bee pathogens listed below are now under AHL flexible scope.


• Acute bee paralysis virus (ABPV)

• Black queen cell virus (BQCV)

• Chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV)

• Deformed wing virus (DWV)

• Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV)

• Kashmir bee virus (KBV)

• Sacbrood virus (SBV)

• Crithida mellificae

• Spiroplasma apis

• Spiroplasma melliferum

• Tropilaeps screening (T. clareae, T. koenigerum, T. mercedesae)

• Varroa destructor haplotyping

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