Bees: Diseases

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 9th October 2008.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to make infestation of beehives by the small hive beetle a notifiable condition.

Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The small hive beetle ( Aethina tumida), is a notifiable pest under the Bee Diseases and Pests Control (England) Order 2006 (SI 2006 No.342).

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