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Working Groups

Project Management Board

This section provides information about the work of the Healhty Bees project management Board. Their role was to manage the Healthy Bees Plan and ensure the following outcomes were delivered:

  • Effective management of pests and diseases;
  • Improved husbandry standards through a coordinated beekeeper learning programme;
  • Effective biosecurity to minimise risks from pests, diseases and undesirable species;
  • Sound science and evidence to underpin bee health policy and its implementation; and,
  • Coordinated and effective communications.

To view the minutes of the first meeting on 23rd July 2009, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 1st Meeting 23.07.09

To view the minutes from the second meeting on 8th September 2009, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 2nd Meeting 08.09.09

To view the minutes of the third meeting on 13th October 2009, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 3rd Meeting 13.10.09

To view the minutes of the fourth meeting on 10th December 2009, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 4th Meeting 10.12.09

To view the minutes of the fifth meeting on the 3rd March 2010, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 5th Meeting 03.03.10

To view the minutes of the sixth meeting on the 10th May 2010, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 6th Meeting 10.05.2010

To view the minutes of the seventh meeting on the 23rd July 2010, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 7th Meeting 23.07.2010

To view the minutes of the eighth meeting on the 21st September 2010, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 8th Meeting 21.09.2010

To view the minutes of the ninth meeting on the 12th October 2010, click on the following link: Minutes of the the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 9th Meeting 12.10.2010

To view the minutes of the tenth meeting on the 13th December 2010, click on the following link: Minutes of the the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 10th Meeting 13.12.2010

To view the minutes of the eleventh meeting on the 10th March 2011, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 11th Meeting 10.03.2011

To view the minutes of the twelth meeting on the 14th March 2011, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 12th Meeting 14.03.2011

To view the minutes of the thirteenth meeting on the 20th April 2011. click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 13th Meeting 20.04.2011

To view the minutes of the fourteenth meeting on the 18th July 2011. click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 14th Meeting 18.07.2011

To view the minutes of the fifthteenth meeting on 23rd September 2011, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 15th Meeting 23.09.2011

To view the minutes of the sixteenth meeting on 14th December 2011, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 16th Meeting 14.12.2011

To view the minutes of the seventeenth meeting on 3rd April 2012, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 17th Meeting 03.04.2012

To view the minutes of the eighteenth meeting on 16th May 2012, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 18th Meeting 16.05.2012

To view the minutes of the nineteenth meeting on 25th July 2012, click on the following link: Minutes of the Healthy Bees Plan Project Management Board 19th Meeting 25.07.12


Science and Evidence Advisory Working Group


Please note that the Science and Evidence Advisory Group is no longer active and this page has been left up for informational purposes.


The role of the Science and Evidence Advisory Group was to ensure that a sound science and evidence base underpin bee health policy and operations.

To view the summary notes from the 1st Meeting of the Group on 12th February 2010, click here

To view the summary notes from the 2nd Meeting of the Group on 20th April 2010, click here

To view the summary notes from the 3rd Meeting of the Group on 14th September 2010, click here

To view the summary notes from the 4th Meeting of the Group on 10th January 2011, click here

To view the summary notes from the 5th Meeting of the Group on 26th July 2011, click here

To view the summary notes from the 6th Meeting of the Group on 22nd September 2011, click here


Communications Working Group

Please note that the Communications Working Group is no longer active and this page has been left up for informational purposes.

The role of the Communications Working Group was to develop and implement a jointly owned and coordinated communications strategy to help deliver the policy objectives of the Healthy Bees Plan.

To view the Summary notes from the 1st Meeting of the Group, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 2nd Meeting of the Group, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 3rd Meeting of the Group, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 4th Meeting of the Group, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 5th Meeting of the Group, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 6th Meeting of the Group, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 7th Meeting of the Group, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 8th Meeting of the Group, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 9th Meeting of the Group, click here.


Husbandry and Education Working Group

Please note that the Husbandry and Education Group is no longer active and this page has been left up for informational purposes.

The role of the Husbandry and Education Group was to develop and implement a strategy to improve standards of husbandry and biosecurity in order to manage and minimise pest and disease risks.

To view the Summary notes from the 1st Meeting of the Group on 17th February 2010, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 2nd Meeting of the Group on 22nd April 2010, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 3rd Meeting of the Group on 10th September 2010, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 4th Meeting of the Group on 22nd November 2010, click here.

To view the Summary notes from the 5th Meeting of the Group on 6th October 2011, click here.

Following formation of the Bee Health Advisory Forum (BHAF) in October 2012 it was decided for the forum to still have access to the working groups, but rather than the working groups meeting quarterly, the Board would commission work for them to complete on an ad hoc basis.