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At the request of the Alberta Beekeepers' Commission
and its funding partners, the NBDC was contracted to
undertake the National Honey Bee Health Survey. This
four year survey was designed to provide baseline data
on the health of the commercial bee population. NBDC
worked with numerous industry and government partners,
as well as volunteer and contracted technicians across
Canada in order to complete this novel bee health survey.
After four years, the first phase of the National Honey Bee
Health Survey has ended. This coast-to-coast analysis
of bee health has resulted in a comprehensive database
documenting the prevalence and intensity of the most
common bee pests and pathogens in Canada.
You can view information on our sampling population
below. Check back at our website (gprc.me/nbdc) for
updates and the final report!
HIGHLIGHT: NATIONAL HONEY BEE HEALTH SURVEY RESULTS
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Yukon
Territory
Northwest
Territories
British
Columbia
Alberta
Manitoba
Ontario
Saskatchewan
Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
New
Brunswick
Nova
Scotia
Prince
Edward
Island
Nunavut
Victoria
Edmonton
Regina
Winnipeg
Whitehorse
Yellowknife
Iqaluit
Toronto
Ottawa
Quebec City
St. John's
Charlottetown
Halifax
Fredericton
4
87
516
161
70
35
19
30
15
7
NUMBER OF SAMPLES COLLECTED FOR THE
CANADIAN NATIONAL HONEY BEE HEALTH SURVEY
(20142017)
PROVINCE
SAMPLES
PROVINCE
SAMPLES
Alberta
516
New Brunswick
19
Manitoba
161
Prince Edward Island
15
British Columbia
87
Newfoundland and Labrador
7
Ontario
70
Yukon Territory
4
Nova Scotia
30