We should clarify; our work has “been done with the dogs”. Recently, dnature has taken the expertise that we have with DNA diagnostics and bee health, and teamed up with Rene Gloor and his dogs. Rene has trained his dogs to sniff out American Foulbrood (AFB) in beehives.
John, our technical director, as a member of the ApiNZ Science & Research Focus Group, is always interested in collaborating with others to see how science can help solve industry problems.
This article, that will be in the latest AgScience publication, talks of some of the work being down in AFB detection.