Jerry Hayes, FL State Apiculturalist or Apiarist told me that these two different findings could be because of the time of day that the samples were taken. So the one that was negative is suspect, imo.
No Apiary Inspection in NY? How current is that info?
Allison Skinner, I forget her married name, demonstrated sampling of bees and testing for nosema at last years Empire State Honey Producers Ass. summer picnic. I believe that Ontario, Canada, Apiary Inspectors are all trained in how to do this sampling and testing and they do it in the field. Why can't NY State Inspectors, when we have them, be taught to do this too? It won't tell you if they are apis or cerana, but what's the diff? Really.