Bee Healthy

Health is more than the absence of disease 

We aim to bring you accessible and practical information on bee health through a monthly bulletin as well as promoting links appropriate to our unique geography and climate.

Tell us what you would like to know by email to [email protected]

The Bee Health Team

Gordon, Ilona and Morag

Our First Bee Health Day - Saturday 17 August 24

A Bee Health Day will be held on Saturday 17th August, from 9am to 5pm in the Bridge of Allan Parish Church Halls, 12 Keir Street, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4NW.

Join DSBA’s Bee Healthy Team, and Lorraine Johnstone, SRUC Bee Advisor, for a day of learning and the opportunity to meet fellow beekeepers.  We have a full programme throughout the day with lectures on: 

  • biosecurity and cleaning
  • pollen and importance to bee health
  • shook swarm
  • varroa
  • non-notifiable diseases
  • notifiable diseases and Asian hornet
  • Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus (CBPV)

Entry will be free for DSBA members, but we are likely to charge visitors.  While refreshments provided, please bring your own lunch.

Members – if you are logged in, you will see the form below – please book your place here by Friday 19th July:

Bee Healthy Bulletins


Apiary Hygiene


Spring Observations


Spring Inspections


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BeeBase is the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s (APHA) National Bee Unit (NBU) website.
It is designed for beekeepers and provides an invaluable resource of information to help you manage healthy colonies.
It supports UK-wide Healthy Bee Plans with a dedicated section on Beekeeping in Scotland where bee health is a devolved matter.
If you haven’t already visited BeeBase website, we strongly recommend that you do. Registering your apiary is the next logical step and doing so will keep you up-to-date with disease outbreaks in your area.

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Scottish Beekeepers Association (SBA)
Your national beekeeping body. You don’t have to be a member to access SBA advice sheets.