And people wonder (or perhaps not!) what they are getting in cheap, blended, imported honey? I would be much more careful and buy British if I was aware of what could have been there and just filtered out.....
But it may not be long before this is more than just a threat to our colonies. The more I see, the less I like imported queens, even if they were all individually checked!!
I would think that 'the powers that be' are simply allowing imports like they are, hoping that it will avoid some idiot importing them illegally.
They would also need to ban the import of all pot plants,vegitables,fruit ect from countrys that have SHB.......as this is the most likely way its going to arrive..not being given a piggy back on a queen or worker bee in a cage,which its not a parasite of like varroa. Is this even remotely likely to happen......not a hope in hell,ever.