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Helen talks with the Connemara Beekeepers Association about detection of nosema

posted Apr 22, 2018, 2:32 AM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Apr 22, 2018, 2:36 AM ]

"........The monthly Lecture for members of the Connemara Beekeepers Association took place on Sunday 8th April, in the Boat Inn, Oughterard. Helen Mooney from Ballina BKA, who has studied bee genetics and diseases, gave an excellent lecture and demonstration on how to check for Nosema in your bees using the microscope. We had the opportunity of preparing slides from a sample of dead bees and  then checking these for Nosema. Helen was focusing on Nosema in particular because of its prevalence in our bees this year. She advised on the necessary procedures to cut down on its spread in our apiaries...."

Find Helen's full lecture attached.