10 October 2022
The EURL for Bee Health held its 12th annual workshop on 4th & 5th...

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THE 12TH EURL ANNUAL WORKSHOP HELD ON OCTOBER 2022
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10/10/2022
The EURL for Bee Health held its 12th annual workshop on 4th & 5th October 2022 by video conference. This workshop was a success with up to 56 connections at the same time. Dr. Franco Mutinelli, Head of the Italian NRL, presented a state of play of the occurrence and surveillance of SHB in Southern Italy. The participants had also the pleasure to listen to two presentations of NRLs’ activities and the current honey bee health status in Denmark by Dr. Per Kryger (head of the Danish...
The EURL support for an accreditation process
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02/06/2022
The EURL team was happy to welcome our colleagues from the Danish NRL, Per Kryger, head of the NRL, and his technician, Anna la Cour, to support them in their process of accreditation on regulated diseases. They were welcomed by Stéphanie Franco and Véronique Duquesne, also heads of the French NRL for Bee Health, Karim Sidi-Boumedine, the bacteriology project manager and former laboratory quality manager, and Marie-Pierre Rivière, head of the HoneyBee Pathology Unit and...
The first EURL webinar held on November 2021
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30/11/2021
In 2021, the EURL for Bee health initiated a new format to exchanges within the NRL network. The first EURL webinar was organized on 30th November. The objective was to discuss the activities on viruses for 2022 and later. After a presentation of the advances in the activities on virus disease diagnosis at the EURL, Eric Dubois (virologist at the EURL) opened the discussion with the NRLs on the next proficiency test and the development of a database on the dynamic of bee viruses across Europe....
The 11th EURL annual workshop held on September 2021
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24/09/2021
The EURL for Bee Health held its 11th annual workshop on 22nd and 23rd September 2021 by video conference. This workshop was a success with up to 59 participants connected at the same time. This year, the discussions focused on the American foulbrood and the advantages of new molecular tools for the study and surveillance of this disease. The EURL presented the development of a core genome multilocus sequence typing scheme (cgMLST) for P. larvae (EuroPLarva project), agent of the American...
The 10th EURL annual workshop held on October 2020
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23/10/2020
The EURL for Bee Health held its 10th annual workshop on 21st and 22nd October 2020 by video conference. This first remote EURL workshop was a success with up to 54 participants connected at the same time. This year, the discussions focused on exotic diseases with presentations on the small hive beetle (SHB) and Tropilaelaps spp. mites, whose a ring test for morphological identification that the EURL organised was presented. Dr. Franco Mutinelli, Head of the Italian NRL, presented a state of...
Inter-laboratory comparative tests scheduled by the EURL in 2020
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18/12/2019
Identification of Aethina tumida, the Small Hive Beetle, by morphological examination and PCR Aims: To evaluate the conformity of the results obtained by the European Union (EU) National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) for the identification of Aethina tumida by morphological examination and PCR. Requirements for participation: NRLs from EU Member States and NRLs from third countries (depending on the feasibility). Inter-laboratory comparative test (ILCT) methods:...
The 9th. EURL annual workshop held on October 16th. 2019
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17/10/2019
The EURL for Bee Health held its 9th. annual workshop on 16th. October 2019 at ANSES Sophia Antipolis. This year the EURL presented the feedback on the three interlaboratory proficiency tests (ILPT) organised in 2018-2019, on the small hive beetle (SHB), Paenibacillus larvae and Tropilaelaps as well as the ILPTs scheduled in 2020. Since the last annual workshop, methods were also developed and/or validated for the quantification of pesticides multiresidues in nectar, for the identification of...
LEILA application: online platform for Anses inter-laboratory tests
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13/08/2019
The inter-laboratory tests (ILTs) organised by Anses are now managed through an online tool: LEILA, accessible via the following link: https://leila.anses.fr.   LEILA enables to consult the list of the Anses ILTs (organised in the past, in progress, or open for registration). For more information about LEILA use and the creation of your laboratory account, please consult the user manual (start at page 40 for the English version).
Detection of Aethina tumida in Italy in 2019
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04/07/2019
Note prepared by the EU RL for Honeybee Health (Laboratory of  Anses Sophia Antipolis) Updated news (26th. July 2019) To see the details of the outbreaks observed in 2018, please click here. 
Inter-laboratory proficiency tests scheduled by the EU RL in 2019
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16/01/2019
The proficiency test organised by the EU RL in 2019 will be on the identification of Paenibacillus larvae, the American foulbrood agent, by microscopic examination in crushed honeybee larvae. The proficiency test will be organised in March 2019 and it will aim at evaluating the conformity (specificity and sensitivity) of the results obtained using the method routinely used in the participating laboratories for the diagnosis of American foulbrood. The deadline for registration is 15th. ...

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