Bees can suffer from a number of problems that the beekeeper needs to monitor and manage. Some of the diseases that bees can be affected by are notifiable and the Bee Inspector and the National Bee Unit should be informed. It is important that beekeepers register on Bee Base so if there are problems in their area they will be informed and take the appropriate action.
The association gives support to its members in this area and can arrange the testing of your bees to make sure they are in good health. If you require to use this service please use the contact form to arrange for the testing of your bees.
For full and the most up-to-date information on pests and diseases go to the Animal and Plant Health Agencies web site.