National Bee Diagnostic Centre - Presentation at Growing the North Conference, Grande Prairie, Alberta

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Published on March 10, 2014

Author: InnovationCRI

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Patricia Wolf Viega, Diagnostic Technician at the NBDC gives an excellent presentation outlining the National Bee Diagnostic Centre and its work towards bee health.

National Bee Diagnostic Centre - TAC Growing the North Patricia Wolf Veiga

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 agricultureFalher, AB

4 Where do you get your Bees tested? Comprehensive service Limited service 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PEI NL Number of Colonies ?

Owned-Operated by: Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) – Centre for Research & Innovation (CRI) Located at: County of Grande Prairie, at the Beaverlodge Research Station (AAFC) Partnership between: GPRC-CRI and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Investment from: the Federal Government through the Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Provincial Government through the Rural Alberta Development Fund. “ A state-of-the-art laboratory offering comprehensive diagnostic services to the Canadian beekeeping industry and the research community. ” September 2012

Owned-Operated by: Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) – Centre for Research & Innovation (CRI) Located at: County of Grande Prairie, at the Beaverlodge Research Station (AAFC) Partnership between: GPRC-CRI and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Investment from: the Federal Government through the Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Provincial Government through the Rural Alberta Development Fund. “ A state-of-the-art laboratory offering comprehensive diagnostic services to the Canadian beekeeping industry and the research community. ” September 2013 Dr. Magali Chabert-Ribiere is the Director of the Honeybee Pathology Unit for the EU Reference Laboratory in Sophia-Antipolis, France.

Owned-Operated by: Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) – Centre for Research & Innovation (CRI) Located at: County of Grande Prairie, at the Beaverlodge Research Station (AAFC) Partnership between: GPRC-CRI and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Investment from: the Federal Government through the Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Provincial Government through the Rural Alberta Development Fund. 1St Honey bee dedicated lab “ A state-of-the-art laboratory offering comprehensive diagnostic services to the Canadian beekeeping industry and the research community. ”

8 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 for bee pathogens.

9 Diagnostic Services Diagnostic Services (May–Dec 2013)

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 Diagnostic Services % 28 63 36 13 100 26 34 40 3 39 7 77 7 1,463 tests (May-Dec 2013)

Diagnostics Customers Beekeepers Researchers Industry Agency Applied Research Innovation Training & Outreach

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

Applied Research 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 Viruses in the Peace Country Apiary 1 Apiary 2 Apiary 3 Apiary 4 Apiary 5 Apiary 6 Apiary 7 Virus Incidence(%)

Applied Research 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%

Training and Outreach 60th Field Day at the Beaverlodge Research Farm (AAFC) Students from the Commercial Beekeeping Program - GPRC

Training and Outreach Dr. Carlos Castillo talking to grade 6-9 students from Montrose Jr. High for their science class.

Training and Outreach 1St Honey Bee Diagnostic Course

CRI Innovation Services Bob Hall Innovation Services help SMEs (Beekeepers) with the development of products, services & ventures to the marketplace.

NBDC-TAC and its place in the International Community We have all the right pieces together.

Commercial Beekeeping Certificate Program GPRC – Fairview Campus

0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000 45000 50000 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 1924 1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1959 1964 1969 1974 1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 2004 2009 NumberofBeekeepers NumberofColonies(1,000s) Year Consolidation in the Canadian Bee Industry Colonies Beekeepers

Commercial Beekeeping Certificate Program Training for the Next Generation of Beekeepers

Dr. Steve Pernal

Long Term Vision - National Making a significant contribution AB NBDC

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

Beaverlodge Research Farm 1 Research Road, PO. Box 1118 Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0 Phone: 1-780-357-7737 Fax: 1-780-354-8080 Email: NBDC@gprc.ab.ca 29

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