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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.

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.

National Beehive Count 2016

APHADear Beekeeper
We are writing to ask for your help in updating your records of the number of overwintering beehives within your apiaries on BeeBase, the National Bee Unit’s database. We would like you to record the total number of overwintering hives as of 1st November 2016. As a result of feedback from last year’s census, we have adapted BeeBase to simplify the data entry process. To complete this year’s hive count please click the link below which will take you to BeeBase. Once logged in, please answer the hive count questions displayed and then click the ‘Submit response’ button. It is as simple as that! Please update your records by 31st December 2016.

Please click this link to update your Hive Count.

The National Beehive Count is aimed at improving our understanding of our honey bee population and how this is changing over time. This fits in with the aims of pollinator and bee health strategies across the UK.

More details of this project, its importance and why we need your help can be found on Beebase.

If you have any security concerns about clicking on the embedded links in this post, you can access Beebase directly from your Internet browser to complete the hive count. Simply log in to BeeBase and select ‘Hive Census’ from the list of options displayed.
We have produced additional guidance on how to update your records within BeeBase. These are included in the attached Frequently Asked Questions document.

The project is led by the National Bee Unit and supported by Defra, Welsh Government, Scottish Government, DAERA, the British Beekeepers Association, the Welsh Beekeepers Association, the Scottish Beekeepers Association, International Bee Research Association, and the National Diploma in Beekeeping.

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