Veterinary Beehive Exam: Step-by-Step

November 25, 2017

Christopher Cripps, DVM, owner of Betterbee, runs through a typical veterinary examination of a beehive.

Christopher Cripps, DVM, owner of Betterbee, runs through a typical veterinary examination of a beehive.

Step 1: Walk through the yard and compare each beehive to one another and look for any signs of disease.

Step 2: Conduct an external exam of any diseased beehives.

Step 3: Once inside the beehive, look through the brood for any discoloration or disintegration.

Step 4: Collect samples from the beehive to send to a bee diagnosis lab, and make a correct diagnosis.