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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.

Varroa Survey

checklist 41335 640 Can your members help a fourth year Veterinary Student at the University of Edinburgh currently conducting a research project on the current Varroa control methods utilised by beekeepers in Scotland? They are aiming to analyse the various control methods used and their respective efficacy. Using data collected from this survey, they will select certain case studies from each treatment category and compare mite drop in these hives over a specified time frame post-treatment. In addition, using apiary locations, they will plot hive density onto a map in order to detect correlations between the density of hives and the frequency of Varroa treatment applications.

Please click here to start the survey.

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