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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.

small hive beetle

At the SBA Council Meeting on Saturday 15 November, members present indicated that they would like the strongest possible action to be taken to prevent access of the Small Hive Beetle, Aethina tumida, into Scotland.

As a result, the Executive Committee agreed at their meeting on Saturday 29 November, that the following request be made to the Scottish Government.

'The SBA urges that all possible measures are taken to prevent the introduction of small hive beetle into the UK. These should include a cessation of trade in live bees from the rest of Europe for 2015 until the true spread of the pest is better known.'

A letter with this request has been sent to Scottish Government.

Bron Wright, SBA President

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