GPRC – National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC)

Grande Prairie Regional College

The GPRC NBDC-TAC provides critical diagnostic services to beekeepers, researchers, Provincial and Federal agencies and Industry as its contribution towards a healthy, sustainable and profitable apiculture industry in Canada. We employ microbiology, microscopy and molecular techniques in order to identify pests, pathogens and parasites affecting honeybees.


Areas of Innovation Expertise

  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Expression analysis
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Sperm/Spore Viability tests
  • In-Situ Hybridization
  • High Resolution Melting analysis

Point of Contact:

Patricia Wolf Veiga
Acting Manager | gestionnaire intérimaire
Phone: 780-357-7736

Mailing address:

National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC)
Grande Prairie Regional College
PO Box 1118
1 Research Road
Beaverlodge, Alberta
T0H 0C0

Technical and Business Services

Project Management

Technology development

Sample analysis & testing

Scientific and technological monitoring

Applied Research and Development

Technology validation and transfer

Design of Experiment

Specialized molecular analysis on bees


Interactive Workshop Sessions

Design, development, and delivery of customized training

Connections to co-op placement opportunities

Qualitative & quantitative research

Technology Diffusion

Networking events

Presentation of results at conferences

Publishing in Peer Reviewed Literature

Seminars and Workshops

Industry-specific events & symposia

Evening speaker series

Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

Inventory of Specialized Equipment

  • Next Generation Sequencer (MiSeq)
  • Fluorescence microscope
  • Microtome (cryostat)
  • Phase contrast compound microscopes
  • Real time thermocyclers
  • End-point thermocyclers
  • Gel imager
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Hybridization Oven
  • Anaerobic incubators
  • Sample homogenizers