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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.

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.

January Webinar

jan webinar

Traditional Japanese Beekeeping with the Native Japanese Honey Bee (Apis cerana japonica)

Saturday 15th January 12-1.30pm

We are delighted to welcome Rika Shinkai, Maximilian Spiegelberg and Christoph D.D. Rupprecht who will be discussing the ecology of Japanese honey bees compared with Western honey bees, the nectar plants, Japanese beekeeping history and a variety of modern beekeeping practices. They will conclude by showcasing recent citizen engagements in creating bee friendly cities through honey bee projects.

To register for what will be an informative event please use this link https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8297191139087464461

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