BYU's department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology are researching American Foulbrood
(AFB) and specific bacteriophages which can eliminate the bacteria responsible for AFB (Paenibacillus
larvae). They constantly need more samples from hives known to be infected with
AFB so they can continue to isolate and identify phages which are effective in
treating AFB in hives. They accept samples by mail or in person, depending on
what is easier for beekeepers. They will even cover the costs of shipping
samples and will provide shipping labels if needed. Contact the lab for
instructions on submitting samples.