National Bee Diagnostic Centre
The Technology Access Centre for the
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Evaluation of Honey Bee Queen Imports
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National Bee Diagnostic Centre - Regional Innovation Network presentation May 21, 2104

Dr. Carlos Castillo (Applied Scientist Manager, NBDC-TAC) presented the story behind the establishment of the National Bee Diagnostic Centre in Beaverlodge, and why the Peace Country is the perfect place for this Centre. He described their accomplishments during the first year in operations, including the grant from NSERC to become a Technology Access Centre for the beekeeping industry. The highlights included the first Honey bee Diagnostic Course held during the summer 2013, and the vision of the NBDC-TAC to become a reference lab in the world map of bee research and diagnostics
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Transcripts - National Bee Diagnostic Centre - Regional Innovation Network presentation May 21, 2104

  • 1. National Bee Diagnostic Centre The Technology Access Centre for the Beekeeping industry in Canada Grande Prairie Regional College May 22nd, 2014
  • 2. Beekeeping
  • 3. 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000 45000 50000 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 1924 1928 1932 1936 1940 1944 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 NumberofBeekeepers NumberofColonies(1,000s) Year Consolidation in the Canadian Bee Industry Colonies BeekeepersStatistics Canada
  • 4. World Production of Honey Half of the Canadian honey crops is exported
  • 5. 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PEI NL Honey Bee Colonies in Canada • 40% in Alberta • 70% in The Prairies • 80:20 commercial: hobbyist • 80% of honey crop • Average 2,000 colonies • 80,000 colonies - Canola seed • Average 600 colonies • 300,000 colonies - Canola • 35,000 colonies - blueberry • 15,000 colonies - apple
  • 6. Bulk Honey Price per Pound $0.80 $0.94 $0.98 $1.35 $1.42 $1.53 $1.61 $1.90 $2.10 $0.00 $0.50 $1.00 $1.50 $2.00 $2.50 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 US$/Lb • Tight market in last 7 to 8 years • Price more than double in the last 7 years • Decrease in productivity
  • 7. 7 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Average Highest Lowest Wintering Honey Bee Colony Losses in Canada Source: CAPA - Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturist Percentage(%)
  • 8. Honey bee diagnostic services in Canada 2012 Comprehensive service Limited service
  • 9. Alberta produces 44% of the Canadian honey Peace Country leads Alberta’s honey production … and has the largest operations 40.5 million pounds Bee Industry in the Peace Country Canada: $170 million in hive products $2.3 billion added value to the agricultureFahler, AB
  • 10. Dr. Stephen Pernal
  • 11. Commercial Beekeeping Certificate Program GPRC - Fairview Campus
  • 12. Commercial Beekeeping Certificate Program Training for the Next Generation of Beekeepers
  • 13. 13 The National Bee Diagnostic Centre NBDC Beaverlodge, AB
  • 14. NBDC Laboratory 14
  • 15. 15 Diagnostic Services Microscopy Microbiology Molecular biology PCR-based Viruses: CBPV, DWV, IAPV, ABPV, BCQV, SBV, KBV Nosema, AFB, EFB AFB, EFBNosema, Varroa mite, tracheal mite The NBDC is the first comprehensive laboratory in Canada to provide a full array of diagnostic services dedicated for bee pathogens.
  • 16. Bacteria: EFB: European Foulbrood (Melissococcus plutonius) AFB: American Foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae) 16 Diagnostic Services Fungus: Chalkbrood (Ascopshaera apis) Brood diseases
  • 17. Microsporidia: Nosema apis Nosema ceranae 17 Diagnostic Services Nosema apis – 321bp Nosema ceranae – 218bp RpS5 Bee Housekeeping gene – 115bp
  • 18. Mites: Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) 18 Diagnostic Services
  • 19. Viruses: DWV: Deformed Wing Virus SBV: Sacbrood Virus CBPV: Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus ABPV: Acute Bee Paralysis Virus KBV: Kashmir Bee Virus IAPV: Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus BQCV: Black Queen Cell Virus 19 SBV DWVCBPV Diagnostic Services
  • 20. • Small hive beetle • Tropilaelaps 20 • Africanized bee Other specialized services • Vespa velutina
  • 21. Honey bee samples received NBDC √
  • 22. Diagnostic Services 112 30 183 104 3 138 141 139 138 134 138 134 69 31 19 66 14 3 36 49 56 4 39 10 103 5 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 AFB VM Nos EFB CHB KBV IAPV DWV CBPV BQCV ABPV SBV TM Incidence Number of samples analyzed Positive samples analyzed % 28 63 36 13 100 26 34 40 3 39 7 77 7 81 3 612 80 121 15 45 58 0 200 400 600 800 AFB Chalkbrood Viruses EFB Nosema Count Nosema Identification Tracheal mite Varroa count 1,463 tests
  • 23. Diagnostics Customers Beekeepers Researchers Industry Agency Applied Research Innovation Training & Outreach 2013
  • 24. 24 1st Honey Bee Diagnostic Course Presentations, Training & Outreach Summer Students, Public, School
  • 25. Applied Research Currently, we have two applied research projects in the Peace Country. In collaboration of GPRC faculties: • Eric Stromgren, MSc Instructor – Commercial Beekeeping Certificate Program • Shauna Henley, PhD Instructor – Faculty of Science
  • 26. Evaluation of Honey Bee Queen Imports in the Peace Country In 2012, Canada imports of bees were $3.87 million: United States - $3.4 million Australia - $0.26 million New Zealand - $0.15 million Chile - $0.05 million 197,841 queens Alberta imported >57%
  • 27. BC Dawson Creek Fort St. John Fairview Fahler High Prairie Fort Vermillion High Level Peace River Manning Valleyview Whitecourt Hinton Grand Cache Identification and quantification of viruses affecting honey bees in the Peace Country 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 BQCV DWV KBV IAPV SBV ABPV Apiary 1 Apiary 2 Apiary 3 Apiary 4 Apiary 5 Apiary 6 Apiary 7 Apiary 8 Apiary 9 Apiary 10 Incidence(%) Viruses
  • 28. CRI Innovation Services Bob Hall Innovation Services help SMEs (Beekeepers) with the development of products, services & ventures to the marketplace.
  • 29. National Bee Diagnostic Centre NBDC - TACThe vision AB 29
  • 30. Long Term Vision Making a worthwhile contribution Gribbles Veterinary Pathology et al National Bee Unit UB-CIDEFI Anses Sophia Antipolis Honeybee Science Research Centre ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute Beltsville MD NBDC
  • 31. Supported by: “A state-of-the-art laboratory offering comprehensive diagnostic services to the Canadian beekeeping industry and the bee research community”