American Foulbrood is the most serious bee disease in New Zealand.
dnature has developed the only test worldwide that simultaneously tests two independent targets in the AFB bacteria: Paenibacillus lavae. This ensures better sensitivity (the chance of detecting the bacteria) and specificity (that a positive is definitely a positive).
We can test for AFB in:
Current research in our lab is around spore detection levels with future clinical signs.
This test is also available in a kit format for laboratories to use.