The National Bee Diagnostic Centre provides services and specialized training.
Our National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC) is the first comprehensive laboratory in Canada to provide a full array of diagnostic services for honey bee pests, pathogens, and parasites.
NBDC provides diagnostic services for beekeepers, researchers and agencies across Canada. We use microbiology, microscopy and molecular techniques to identify pathogens that affect pollinator health.
NBDC is proud to be part of the Technology Access Canada network, providing applied research, training, outreach, and innovation services for the beekeeping industry.
We are More Than Just Bees
In addition to apiculture, the NBDC facility has the tools and resources to support research and diagnostics for a variety of industries across the agriculture and forestry sector (animal nutrition and forage quality, crop and animal residues, pest entomology, and bioremediation).
Learn how the NBDC supports and conducts research that aims to improve bee health in Canada’s apiculture industry.
Explore NBDC's full array of diagnostic services for wild and honeybee pests, pathogens, and parasites.
Interested in beekeeping as a hobby, research or sustainable agriculture? Learn about our upcoming training opportinities.
From beekeeping for beginners to research project presentations, keep informed of NBDC's upcoming events.
Get to know the researchers, staff and technicians that make NBDC a leader in pollinator health.
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