And on ... well ... another forum and another website further north.From a post on BBKA forum.
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I Expect young Gavin will know more about what is going on than anyone,but i don't think individual names of people affected are needed, or made availible.
Last year at this time I gave out advice to the SBA members that essentially was suggesting not to come into Tayside from outside it, but that within Tayside there was infection in the lowlands and in heather moors too so folk ought to be careful and make their own decisions. At that time EFB was out of control, AFB was also around, and some beekeepers had already taken infected stocks into the hills. This year the discoveries of foulbrood of both types are on a much smaller scale, less than anyone had hoped. Add to that an organised team of bee inspectors well on in their search through colonies at risk, and the overall risk this year will be much lower. Another thing to consider is that - as far as I am aware - EFB has not jumped into any amateur beekeeper's bees, so this year the risk to amateurs from EFB must be pretty low.Are there many beeks in Scotland who think it's a good idea to go to the heather this year?
Sure is a lot of heather moors.....i lived at Kinloch Rannoch...and tramped over many miles of it in my younger days.....just a good holiday destination these days.. not very often...Don't know much about France or really want to.