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I found this interesting, and maybe hopeful for out bees, But I also wonder about the Fox Gaurding the Hen House.

http://beecare.bayer.com/bayer-bee-care/bayer-bee-care-program
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One of their experts gave a talk at our regional bee association last year. A few members were giving him the evil eye, but I personally found much of what he had to say useful.

I reserve judgment over their evaluation of their own products. I believe, however, that they are undeniable experts at spotting other causes of bee death and disease. Some of their methods for spotting disease are fairly easy to do, and I intend to do the same. In particular, they put a screened board IN FRONT of their research hives, elevated a little off the ground. Bees tossing out their dead will leave many of them on this board, where they may be conveniently counted, and collected for autopsy.

What a simple idea! And useful. Listen to what they have to say about methodology.
 

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Thanks for pointing that out ... I'd missed it! Funny.

Looks to me as if they're illuminating it with a UV light. Maybe they want to see if it glows in the dark after sampling flowers from their products?
 
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