Bee disease confirmed in Perthshire
02 June 2020
An outbreak of American foulbrood (AFB) has been found in an apiary near Blairgowrie. The infected hives were identified by two Scottish Government bee inspectors and belonged to a commercial beekeeper who also had AFB diagnosed in 2019 in apiaries around the Blairgowrie and Pitlochry areas.
AFB is a notifiable disease that affects colonies of honeybees. The infected hives will be destroyed as there is no permitted treatment for the disease in the UK.
Source: Scottish Government, 28 May 2020