Honey bee health strategy: review

Scottish Government in conjunction with the Bee Health Improvement Partnership (BHIP), have completed a review of the first 10 year strategy. This will allow us to understand the progress made since 2010 and how to support the sector in future years.


ABA Affiliated Beekeeper Association

AFB American foulbrood

APHA Animal and Plant Health Agency

BBKA British Beekeepers Association

BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

BBVA British Bee Veterinary Association

BFA Bee Farmers Association

BHIP Bee Health Improvement Partnership

BHIT Bee Health Improvement Team

BIC British Irish Council

BioSS Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland

CRF Contract Research Fund

DEFRA Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DWV Deformed Wing Virus

EBSOC Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre

EFB European foulbrood

FERA Food and Environment Research Agency

FSS Food Standards Scotland

HSE Health and Safety Executive

IPI Insect Pollinator Initiative

IPM Integrated Pest Management

LBI Lead Bee Inspector

NBU National Bee Unit

NDB National Diploma in Beekeeping

NNSS Non-native Species Secretariat

OSR Oil Seed Rape

PCR Polymerase chain reaction

RHS Royal Highland Show

RPID Rural Payments and Inspections Division

SAC Scottish Agriculture College

SASA Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture

SBA Scottish Beekeepers Association

SCQF Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework

SG Scottish Government

SGRPID Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate

SHB Small Hive Beetle

SNHBS Scottish Native Honey Bee Society

SNH Scottish Natural Heritage

SRUC Scotland’s Rural College

ToR Terms of reference

VMD Veterinary Medicines Directorate

WIIS Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme


Email: Bees_mailbox@gov.scot

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