British Beekeepers Association


British Beekeepers Association

Press Releases & Statements

BBKA Press Officer: Diane Roberts  07841 625797


Importation of honey bees from Italy

Note to BBKA members 

Monday 23 February 2015 

You may read or receive information advertising the exportation of honey bee colonies from Southern Italy into the UK.

The advertisement makes reference to the fact that the bees will be exported with a health certificate.

We have asked the UK authorities what special measures they intend to take to ensure that these exported bees from Italy will not pose a health risk to the UK honeybee population in view of the occurrence of Small Hive Beetle in parts of Southern Italy.

Dr David Aston NDB