First Case of AFB This Year
An outbreak of American Foulbrood (AFB) has been found in a single hive in an apiary in the Stanley area of Perthshire. The infected hive was detected by the beekeeper with the disease being confirmed by SASA on the 21st of May 2021. This is the first finding of AFB in Scotland this year.
The Scottish Government have provided more information on this, and also give guidance on what you should be looking out for, in their Press Release available by clicking here or on the image above.
We also published more information from the Scottish Bee Health Improvement Team on 'Spotting the Foulbroods' (American and European) in our April Scottish Beekeeper magazine.
Please remember to register your hives on BeeBase
to ensure you receive automatic notifications of any foulbroods detected near to your apiaries.
As always please remain vigilant.