bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

EC stamps on small hive beetle imports

The European Commission was so fast off the mark in response to the arrival of the small hive beetle (SHB) in Portugal that I almost missed it. Almost as soon as SHB was spotted, the EC banned imports of live queen bees/queen bumble bees from USA with the exception of the State of Hawaii (where many bee diseases and pests are absent).


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