Honey bee health: guidance

Guidance on policy, pests, legislation and inspection relating to bees in Scotland.

Diseases and pests

There are a number of notifiable pests and diseases in the UK which may affect your bees. If you suspect they are present within your colonies you must report it to the Bee Inspector by contacting the Bees_mailbox@gov.scot or phoning your local SGRPID office and asking for a local Bee Inspector. Failure to do so is an offence.

For more information on beekeping, please visit the BeeBase website.

Guidance has been produced on spotting, reporting and preventing the following diseases and pests of bees:

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