As some may know, last year, during an inspection because this disease of bees had been found in the area, one colony was found to have this disease and had to be destroyed. A subsequent inspection provided the all clear but it looks like we will be subject to annual inspections for the foreseeable future as the strain of the disease previously limited to North Cambridge now seems to be endemic in the South of the area.

The good news is that this year’s inspection was clear though there have been warnings of the disease in the area again.

The other good news on the disease front is that the requirement for poultry to be kept under cover because of Avian flu was lifted on the first of April. This has never affected poultry kept on our site but there is a danger of spread, particularly from large intensive farms.

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Dave Jackson

Dave Jackson ()

As am a committee member, apiary manager. I keep bees on the site and collect swarms in late spring/early summer, make skin balm using wax & aolive oil

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