Beekeeper Task Force: Request for Assistance
Beekeeper Task Force assistance is intended to identify and track AFB/EFB in the Portland Metro Area. Please fill out this questionnaire completely and in detail. Once your request is submitted, a task force member will contact you regarding your apiary.
*Disclaimer* This is a specially trained volunteer task force that will come to your hives and perform an inspection, and a field test if indicated. If we use one or both of the field tests, we would ask for a donation to cover the cost of the test, which is $15 for one, or $30 for both tests. We will leave the beekeeper with an AFB/EFB fact sheet. There are no laws in Oregon that stipulate reporting or specific remedies. This is strictly an educational endeavor.
Where did you obtain the colony?
Swarm capture from my colony
Swarm capture, colony unknown to me
What type of hive do you have?
8 Frame Langstroth
10 Frame Langstroth
Top Bar Hive
When did you obtain the colony(s) in question
When was the last time you inspected the colony(s) in question?
Does your colony(s) have the following symptoms:
Spotty brood pattern
Yellowing or brownish colored larvae
Any strong odors
Perforations or holes in the caps of the capped brood
Pupae with 'chewed' faces/heads
Dark scales where dead larvae are
Failure to thrive, low levels of activity
Did you, or are you currently feeding sugar syrup?
Did you, or are you currently, feeding pollen patties?
Yes, 1 pollen patty when I first established the colony
Yes, more than one patty since I established the colony
No, I have not fed any form of protein or pollen patty
Have you tested for varroa mites, if so how?
No, I have not tested this colony for varroa mites
Yes, I tested for mites by counting the mites that fell onto the sticky board over a defined time period e.g. 48 hours
Yes, I tested for mites with a sugar shake
Yes, I tested for mites with an alcohol wash
What date was your most recent mite count?
What was your mite count?
No mites seen
10 or more mites per 300 bees
If you treated for mites, what product did you use?
I have not performed any mite treatments
Oxalic acid vapor
Oxalic acid dribble or shop towels
Formic Pro, MAQs or other formic acid product
Apivar or other amitraz product
Apiguard or other thymol product
How many colonies in your apiary?
1 - 2 hives
3 - 6 hives
7 - 10 hives
More than 10 hives
What level of beekeeping experience do you have?
5 or more years
What is your street address with ZIP code and phone number?
Are you a member of any of these beekeeping associations?
Portland Urban Beekeepers
Portland Metro Beekeepers
Tualatin Valley Beekeepers
What do you think might be going on with this colony?
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