Tuesday 3 November 

The Healthy Bee Plan, which is published today, sets out to achieve five outcomes in the next ten years. 

  • To bring about low levels of pests and diseases 
  • To promote good standards of husbandry
  • To encourage effective biosecurity
  • To ensure sound science supports bee health policy and its implementation
  • To work together to protect bee health

Welcoming the new plan, Nicola Spence, Deputy Director for Plant and Bee Health at Defra, said:

"I am delighted that today we are publishing the Healthy Bees Plan 2030 which is Defra’s and Welsh Government’s joint framework for continued action to improve honey bee health in England and Wales over the next ten years. Protecting our honey bees is vital because of the benefits they bring through pollination of flowers and crops, honey production and our well-being. Bee health stakeholders have had a key role in developing this new Healthy Bees Plan and we look forward to continuing to work together as we implement the plan."

BBKA Chair Anne Rowberry, said:

"An excellent plan that will take us well into the future and help us to keep our bees healthy." 

You can read the full plan on Beebase 

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