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Studies on Bee Health and Bee Products

Our AGES experts are your competent contacts for examining bee diseases and pests and will assist you with testing and assessing honey and bee products.

Our AGES experts are your competent contacts for examining bee diseases and pests and will assist you with testing and assessing honey and bee products.

Contact

Department for Apiculture and Bee Protection
Phone: +43 50 555-33122
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien
Dr. Rudolf Moosbeckhofer
Phone: +43 50 555-33121
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien
Department for Apiculture and Bee Protection
Phone: +43 50 555-33122
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien
Dr. Rudolf Moosbeckhofer
Phone: +43 50 555-33121
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien

Submitting Samples/Prices

Private Samples

A fully filled out application form must be enclosed with the sample(s) (see below: examination form for non-agency samples). Details on sample types, sample size, posting and packaging can be found in the leaflet "Submitting Private Samples".

Sample receipt

The samples must be handed in with an accompanying letter  (directly at the site during registration at the visitor entrance) or must be sent to:

AGES Institute for Seed and Planting Material, Phytosanitary Services and Apiculture
Department for Apiculture and Bee Protection
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Vienna

Samples can be handed in personally from Monday to Thursday between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. after prior Agreement.

How to find us

Click here for details on how to find us.  

Official Sample Taking and Tests

Reporting applies in line with Art. 3 Bee Disease Act 1988, as amended for

  1. any of the following diseases:
    a. American foul brood,
    b. infestation with the small hive beetle,
    c. infestation with Tropilaelaps mites (Topilaelaps spp.),
    d. epizootic varroosis;
  2. any suspicion of such diseases;
  3. any looming or recent death of at least 30 in one hundred of the colonies of an apiary

Reports have to be made immediately to the relevant government bodies (= Bezirkshauptmannschaft oder Magistrat) depending on the location of the apiary affected. The official veterinarian will commission a bee expert to take samples or will take the samples him/herself, enter the data into the Veterinary Information System (VIS) and send the samples to the testing body. Details on sample types, sample size, posting and packaging can be found in the leaflet "Submitting Official Samples".

Prices

The prices found in the download section below are valid as of 01.01.2015 and exclude 20 % VAT.

Bee damages

We will need detailed information to find out the causes of colony losses and damage due to suspicion of poisoning (winter losses and losses in spring, summer and autumn). Please fill out the questionnaire "Bienenschäden 2016" and submit it together with your sample(s).

One questionnaire must be filled out for each apiary damaged. Should you notice more damage at a later point in time, you will have to fill out another questionnaire. Please read the notes to the questionnaire (page 1).

Free sample tests are only possible as part of a specially financed project. Please contact us so we can tell you if your samples can be included into one of our current projects.

Further information

  • According to the Bee Disease Act, you should inform the relevant official vet if you have colony losses of more than 30% or find symptoms of notifiable diseases. 
  • Additionally, please take the time to fill out the online questionnaire by r. Brodschneider on the examination of winter losses in bee colonies 2014/2015. http://bienenstand.at/

Contact

AGES Institute for Seed and Planting Material, Phytosanitary Services and Apiculture – Department for Apiculture and Bee Protection
Phone: +43 5 0555-33130 oder +43 5 0555-33122
Spagelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien



AGES Institute for Seed and Planting Material, Phytosanitary Services and Apiculture – Department for Apiculture and Bee Protection
Phone: +43 5 0555-33130 oder +43 5 0555-33122
Spagelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien



Diagnosehilfe

Diagnosehilfe - Wie geht es meinen Bienen?

Diese Übersicht ermöglicht Ihnen eine rasche Beurteilung des Zustandes Ihres Bienenvolkes mit Hilfe von Fotos. Diese umfassen sowohl die charakteristischen Symptome und Merkmale von Bienenkrankheiten, Parasiten und Schädlingen, als auch verschiedene Schadbilder am  Wabenvorrat und den Bienenstöcken.

Ein Klick auf den gewählten Begriff bringt Sie zu einer Fotogalerie, die Ihnen weitere Informationen bietet. Für die meisten Fotos erhalten Sie eine vergrößerte Ansicht, wenn Sie auf das Foto klicken.

 

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