Bacterial culture, honey bee, European foulbrood (Melissococcus plutonius)

Code:

cultbe2

Lab:

B

Days test started:

M-F

TAT:

5-18 d

Available for:

Food Animal

Specimen Type/Volume

1) Brood comb, honey, pollen, wax debris, dead bees. 2) Live bees.

Shipping Information

Ship in insulated container with freezer packs.

Collection Protocol

Collect a piece of brood comb 10 x 10 cm, minimum 40 mL of honey, minimum 50 bees and scrapings of wax debris into a sterile leakproof container. 1) Refrigerate. 2) Freeze. Do NOT submerge in 70% ethanol.

Additional Information

For isolation of Melissococcus plutonius (European foulbrood). Susceptibility is not included.