Steve Donohoe, Author of "Interviews with Beekeepers"
Category: Importing Bees – Good or Bad?
In the UK we import a lot of bees, mostly as queens, but is importing bees good or bad? For as long as humans have kept bees they have taken them on their travels. There must be good reasons for the importation of bees because otherwise, why do it? The risks are that when we move bees we move their pathogens and pests.