Publication - Advice and guidance

Honey bee health: guidance

Published: 15 Nov 2019

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

Honey bee health: guidance
Health Strategy

Health Strategy

In June 2010, the Scottish Goverment, together with representatives from the SBA and the BFA launched their ten-year Honey Bee Health Strategy.

The overall aim of the Strategy is to achieve a sustainable and healthy population of honey bees for pollination and honey production in Scotland through strengthened partnership working between stakeholders with an interest in honey bees.

The Strategy has four main outcomes which provide the focus for future action and development on:

  • education, training and knowledge transfer
  • communication
  • surveillance, diagnosis and biosecurity
  • research and development

The Bee Health Improvement Partnership was established following the publication of the Strategy, to ensure the main outcomes of the strategy are achieved.