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Third Country Import report

Honey Bees imported into England, Scotland and Wales in 2022 and Laboratory examination of Attendant Worker Bees which accompanied Queen Bees imported into England/Wales in 2022
Country of origin Number of consignments imported Batched number of queens Batched number of nucleus Batched number of packages Batched number of colonies Number of samples examined Number of samples with Varroa Number of samples with Small hive beetle Number of samples with Tropilaelaps Number of consignments inspected
Cyprus 3 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark 9 761 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1
Greece 8 692 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Italy 21 6960 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 12
Malta 23 7800 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 9
Portugal 3 74 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Romania 6 655 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Slovenia 8 185 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Please Note: The Table gives Notification of the intention to import bees. The bees may not yet have been imported into the country.
For more information on legislation governing the importation of bees, click here.
For guidance notes, click here.