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March 2019 - Scottish Government Vacancy - Lead Bee Inspector

The Scottish Government are currently recruiting for a new Lead Bee Inspector. For further details please see here.



February 2019 - Importing Animals and Animal Products If There’s No Brexit Deal


Defra have published guidance on importing animals, which includes bees, if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. The information can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/importing-animals-animal-products-and-high-risk-food-and-feed-not-of-animal-origin-after-eu-exit

Specific honey bee information will be provided on BeeBase as soon as it is available.



February 2019 - Change of Email Address

Please be aware that the National Bee Unit email address has changed to remove the reference to ‘GSI’. Please update your records with immediate effect to use nbu@apha.gov.uk as emails sent to the old address will return invalid.



February 2019 - Appointment of Julian Parker as Temporary Head of National Bee Unit

Following the retirement of Mike Brown on Friday 8th February, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Parker as the temporary Head of the National Bee Unit. Julian has held a variety of roles within the National Bee Unit over the past ten years, including most recently National Bee Inspector.


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