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`Development of rapid serological diagnostic methods for the bacteria, Mellisococcus pluton and bacillus larvae in ...` - HH0804SHB

Description
Development of rapid serological diagnostic methods for the bacteria, Mellisococcus pluton and bacillus larvae in honey bee colonies.
Objective
1. To develop a rapid, sensitive diagnostic test for the varroa mite that is easily used by beekeepers. 2. To develop a reliable & accurate method of assessing V.jacoboni populations in infested colonies througout the British beekeeping season. 3. To develop rapid serological tests for B. larvae and M. pluton. 4. To investigate and compare conventional and novel methods of antibiotic application in order to produce a treatment for EFB that will be cost effective and reliable for MAFF to employ and will allow the minimum withdrawal period for honey.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1993

To: 1994

Cost: £62,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory
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Fields of Study
Plant Health