Analysis of Honeybees for Pesticide Residue
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Laboratory Services Division
Laboratory Services Division will carry out analysis of honeybees for pesticide residue.
Contact Client Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-767-6299 to let them know that the samples are coming and to discuss the particulars of having the samples tested.
Honeybee samples can be sent by courier if they are fresh and sent immediately.
Samples of bees should be submitted in a clean glass jar, such as a small mason jar. Please ensure that a piece of tin foil is placed between the mouth of the glass jar and the lid. (Approximately one half cup of bees would be a reasonable sample size.)
If possible, the bees should be sent/delivered to the lab immediately. In this case they would not need to be frozen. If they are not going to be shipped or delivered for a few days, then it is a good idea to freeze them and ship frozen.
There are a number of analytical options available. Two common requests which we receive in the event of a bee kill include:
Of course the lab is able to provide other analysis, and would be happy to provide quotes on request.
For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300