Says it is "cost effective" but does not state if it is commercially available or when it might be commercially available. If anybody knows when beekeepers might actually have access to the device, please chime in.
Thanks for the heads-up! The equipment is inexpensive and if the software and analysis are reasonable, this could be a wonderful tool that beekeepers can carry in their back pocket in the field. I believe that Nosema ceranea is the number 2 bee problem just behind Varroa mites. Getting a handle on the level of infection is important.
Perhaps this could be a service that the Beltsville, MD Bee Lab could offer.
That's a very interesting tool. I don't know if they're planning on commercialising this, or putting out plans, but if you had a 3D printer file for the frame, the remaining components could be bought for under $100 (the most expensive part is the ET460/50m filter, about $50).
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