THIRD PARTY EVALUATION TESTS AND FIELD TRIALS
HealthyBees, LLC™ is currently conducting the largest field trials ever performed in the world in order to study the effects of BVP™ on honey bees in different environments. Dr. Erica Teixeira, from Agencia Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegocios (APTA), is currently conducting trials in Brazil; Dr. Graciela Rodriguez and Dr. Emilio Figini and their teams are conducting trials in Argentina (INTA- www.inta.gob.ar/ascasubi); while Dr. Giovanni Formato and his team have completed trials in Italy (IZS, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale- www.izslt.it/).
In the United States, we are currently conducting three field trials that are being evaluated by two independent third party administrators. Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) is overseeing year-long field trials in California, while Dr. Jody Johnson from Cullaborate LLC is overseeing field trials at apiaries in Florida and Pennsylvania. Various experiments and trials are also being conducted in the USDA Bee Research Laboratory at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Maryland under the supervision of Dr. Steven Cook. In Turkey, Dr. Asli Özkirim (“The Queen Bee”), from Hacettepe University (www.harum.hacettepe.edu.tr/asli_ozkirim.shtml), is conducting trials in 10 different locations. The trials in Antalya, Ankara and Ordu have already started. Immediately following Apimondia, Dr. Özkirim will commence trials in Kirklareli, Bursa, Düzce, Muğla, Diyarbakir, Ağri and Artvin. While BVP™ is currently available for sale, following the conclusion of Dr. Özkirim’s trials, HealthyBees LLC will aggressively launch sales of BVP™ to beekeepers throughout Turkey.