American Foulbrood (AFB) Honey Testing | Hill Laboratories - NZ

American Foulbrood (AFB) Honey Testing

American Foulbrood (AFB) Honey Testing

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We’re able to test for American Foulbrood (AFB) in honey with a 24-hour turnaround time.

As the country’s largest independent, privately-owned analytical laboratory, we’re one of the few laboratories in New Zealand that is accredited to test for AFB.

AFB is a fatal bacterial disease of the honey bee brood, caused by a spore forming bacterium, Paenibacillus larvae. It can infect even the strongest honey bee colonies.

We’ve developed a test method that detects the spores and cells of American Foulbrood (AFB) in honey using state-of-the-art PCR technology.

Adding to a wide range of accredited honey tests, we’re a convenient one-stop honey testing provider.

We’ve proudly supported the New Zealand Manuka honey industry from the beginning and as part of our commitment, we’re here to help by offering fast results and trusted testing for AFB. 

Send us your sample today for a 24-hour turnaround and results you can trust – call 0508 445 5522 or visit for more information about our honey testing services.

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