by Peter Folge
Today it has been announced that the Small Hive Beetle has been found in Hawaii it is also present in Australia. Many imported queens come from these regions especially Hawaii. So please take all precautions and consider carefully if and when purchasing bees from outside your locality.
Read the article and links from Beebase: https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/public/News/news.cfm#78