The Honey Bee Health Strategy

To achieve a sustainable and healthy population of honey bees for pollination and honey production in Scotland.


The Scottish Government acknowledge, with gratitude, that this Strategy was developed in co-operation with Strategy Group members which included the Scottish representative of the Bee Farmers' Association of the United Kingdom ( BFA), the Scottish Beekeepers' Association ( SBA), as well as the Scottish Agricultural College ( SAC).

Strategy Group members:
Dr Nick Ambrose, Scottish Government ( SG)
Duncan MacRae, SG
Steve Sunderland, SG
Alison Knox, SG
Jon Pickup, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture ( SASA)
Fiona Highet, SASA
Graeme Sharpe, Scottish Agricultural College ( SAC)
John Mellis, Bee Farmers Association ( BFA)
Nigel Robertson, Bee Farmers Association ( BFA)
Alan Teale, Scottish Beekeeping Association ( SBA) - President
Ian Craig, SBA - Past President
Bron Wright, SBA - Secretary
Una Robertson, SBA - Past President and Library Convener
Dr Gavin Ramsay, SBA - Disease Convener

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