BEE INSPECTIONS NORTHERN IRELAND

2015 Bee Health Update

To date there has been a total 18 apiaries with AFB confirmed, one of which has two beekeepers with confirmed colonies at the one site.

 In addition there have been 2 apiaries confirmed with EFB, one of these having a colony with AFB confirmed in the above total.

 A considerable number of these disease findings are in colonies recently traded/moved along with a mix of old combs or swarms placed unto old combs.

Regards

Tom Williamson

Plant Health Inspection Branch – Forest Service

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Glenree House

Carnbane Industrial Estate

Newry, BT35 6EF

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