American Foulbrood found in Perthshire beehive

An outbreak of American Foulbrood (AFB) has been found in a single hive in the Stanley area of Perthshire.

The infected hive was detected by the beekeeper, with the disease being confirmed by SASA on 5 April 2024. This is the first finding of AFB in Scotland this year.

AFB is a notifiable disease that affects colonies of honeybees. There is no treatment for the disease.

Beekeepers within 3km from the affected colony will be alerted via BeeBase and encouraged to increase their biosecurity.


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Published on: 8 April, 2024