Posted 31 July 09
American Foul brood
To add to our woes there has now been a confirmed outbreak of American Foul brood (AFB) in hives in Perthshire and Angus.
For more information please go to any of the following:
Can you recognise AFB ? ... download our file on brood disease ...here
The Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (SGRPID)
have laid out a detailed set of 'Guidance Notes for Bee Diseases and Pest
Control (Scotland) Order 2007'.
You can download it here
Update 03 August 09
There has now been a conformed case of AFB in the Inverness area and the infected hives have been destroyed.
Please be vigilant when inspecting your hives ... if you are in the least bit of doubt, pick up the phone and call someone to come and have a look.!