The Honey Bee Health Strategy 2022 - 2032

The main aim of the strategy is “Working in partnership to achieve a healthy and sustainable population of honey bees in Scotland”.


Following on from Scotland's first 10-year Honey Bee Health Strategy (published in 2010), once again, the Scottish Government acknowledge with gratitude, the development of this new Strategy in co-operation with the Bee Health Improvement Partnership (BHIP):

Scottish Government (Delivery, SASA and Policy):

  • Nick Ambrose, Animal Health & Welfare (Disease Prevention - Branch Head)
  • Luis Molero, Veterinary Advisor (Bee Health)
  • Claire Gill, SG-RPID, Bee Health Delivery Lead
  • Fiona Highet, SASA - Senior Entomologist
  • Mairi Carnegie, SASA - Lab Manager
  • Alison Knox, Senior Policy Officer
  • Linsey Watt, Policy Officer


  • Jim Jeffrey

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC):

  • Lorraine Johnston, Bee Health Advisor

National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB)

  • Margaret Thomas

Scottish Beekeepers Association (SBA)

  • Phil McAnespie, President
  • Matthew Richardson, Bee Health Convener

Bee Farmers Association (BFA)

  • Murray McGregor, Scottish Representative
  • Alex Ellis, Membership Services

Further information about this publication is available from:

Honey Bee Health Team

Animal Health and Welfare – Disease Prevention


Saughton House

Broomhouse Drive


EH11 3XD


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