CRC Honey Bee Products

B-CHECK: Screening for American foulbrood disease


B-CHECK is a portable sensor device that can screen beehives for American foulbrood disease without opening the hive. The sensor will improve the efficiency of screening hives under the national bee biosecurity program – saving beekeepers time and money. Early detection of American foulbrood is crucial to prevent outbreaks from spreading to nearby beehives and minimise hive losses within, and between, apiaries.