Bee disease confirmed in Perthshire

02 June 2020

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An outbreak of American foulbrood (AFB) has been found in an apiary near Blairgowrie. The infected hives were identified by two Scottish Government bee inspectors and belonged to a commercial beekeeper who also had AFB diagnosed in 2019 in apiaries around the Blairgowrie and Pitlochry areas.

AFB is a notifiable disease that affects colonies of honeybees. The infected hives will be destroyed as there is no permitted treatment for the disease in the UK.

Source: Scottish Government, 28 May 2020