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During Covid-19 Crisis


Guidance From Scottish Bee Health Inspectorate

The Bee Health Teams of DEFRA, the Scottish and Welsh Governments have issued their advice and guidance for beekeeping in the UK given the current restrictions around COVID-19, which can be found by clicking here.

This guidance has been published on Beebase and if you are not already registered on Beebase it is a good idea to do so, not only will you receive notifications like this but also alerts if there is EFB or AFB within your area.

The Bee Disease and Pest Control (Scotland) Amendment Order 2021 making Varroa reportable in Scotland and which amends The Bees Diseases and Pest Control (Scotland) Order 2007 comes into force on 21st April 2021 (similar arrangements are in place for England and Wales). This legislation requires all beekeepers and officials in Great Britain to report the presence of Varroa in any of the hives that they manage or inspect (in the case of bee inspectors) and will allow GB to comply with the Animal Health Law which is necessary for future working relationships with the European Union and for GB beekeepers to continue to export honey queen bees to the EU and Northern Ireland.

In summary, you should continue to care and manage your honey bee stocks in the normal manner whilst observing the government’s guidance on COVID-19 and social distancing.

Should you have any queries or need anything please do not hesitate to contact us.

We hope you and your bees stay safe and well.

1912-1914 THE EARL OF ROSEBERRY, Dalmeny
1916 ROBERT STEELE, Monifieth
1917 JW MOIR FRSGE, Edinburgh
1918 Rev JOHN BEVERIDGE BD, Fossoway
1919 Dr JOHN ANDERSON, MA BSc, Aberdeen
1921 JOHN R DICKSON, Alloway
1922 HENRY MARRS, Fruid, Lochmaben
1923 GHB PRITCHARD, Beauly, Invernessshire
1924 HENRY CROMBIE, MA, Dunkeld
1925 JAMES COCHRAN, Kilmarnock
1926 Rev AE McINNES, MA, Hawick
1927 Mrs JEP ROBERTSON, Edinburgh
1928-1930 RY HOWIE, MA, Rutherglen
1931-1934 H BOYD MARTIN, Dundee
1935-1937 A LIMOND, Minishant, Maybole
1838-1940 Dr JN TENNENT, Glasgow
1941-1943 HARRY R BROWN, Dundee
1944-1946 JAMES STARK, MBE, MA, Nairn
1947-1948 RJ FARQUHAR, Dunblane
1949-1951 WILLIAM ALLAN, Prestwick
1952-1954 JAMES CUNNINGHAM, Edinburgh
1955-1957 THOMAS J KIRKLAND, Crieff
1958-1960 ROBERT NH SKILLING, Kilmarnock
1961-1962 WD PATERSON, Guthrie, Forfar
1963-1966 Rev D GRIMMOND, Dundee
1966-1967 DONALD MARR, Aberdeen
1967-1969 WILLIAM W WILSON, Dundee
1970-1972 PETER T MORTON, JP, Paisley
1973-1975 ANDREW C SMITH, Paisley
1976-1978 GEORGE C SMITH, Edinburgh
1979-1982 PETER YOUNG, Bridge of Earn
1982-1985 ROBERT COUSTON, Perth
1985-1988 ALASTAIR LILBURN, Aboyne
1988-1991 ROBERT BROWN, Dumfries
1991-1994 IAIN STEVEN, South Queensferry
1994-1997 WILLIAM A MACKENZIE, Dyce, Aberdeen
1997-2000 IAIN CRAIG, Johnstone
2000-2003 LESLIE WEBSTER, Rothiemay
2003-2006 UNA ROBERTSON, Edinburgh
2006-2009 IAIN CRAIG, Johnstone
2009-2011 ALAN TEALE, Stirling
2011-2014 PHIL McANESPIE, Ayr
2014-2017 BRON WRIGHT, Edinburgh
2017-2020 ALAN RIACH, Edinburgh
2020-Present PHIL McANESPIE, Ayr



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