AFB : A Cautionary Note

The BeeHolder, Autumn 2013

The outbreak of American Foul Brood in Newtown has been a wake up-call to many, a reminder that we must take biosecurity very seriously. There has also been a case of AFB in Tywyn in Meirionnydd. Although the origin of the two outbreaks has not yet been determined, it has been remarked that in both cases the infected colonies were very close to buildings in which imported honey was being processed. The lure of unwashed jars, bins and barrels of honey is just too tempting for the bees. Please wash all honey containers as soon as you have finished with them.