This is absolute rubbish.simply all bee inspectors are disease carring plague rats, first rules of bio securrity is that all equipment and clothes should be clean and sterile,
Strange you should mention this as we had almost exactly the same problem a month ago here - They turned up with a filthy beesuits and gloves and a hive tool that was full of grime - I told him and his female assistant, who smelt like she hadn't had a bath for at least a week, to bugger off and to come back with clean clothes/equipment and to make sure that the female assistant next time was one without a moustache. They muttered something about some forms to fill in as I drove away.Instead i had the world most arragent idiot turn up wanting to use his old used and dirty equipment
ok back on the topic in hand, assuming its a genuine question you want to restock what exactly? UK feral colonies or beekeepers colonies? either way until the causes of the current issues are identified there is little value in just importing more bees/queens to struggle, and as was said before these may also bring other pests/diseases. As I understood it Australia was currently in a better position with its bee health due to isolation rather than having a better strain of bee.Can we restock the uk bee population with bees from australia. In australia they do not have Varroa and no CCD problem. But they have Small hive beetle. what will happen if Small hive beetle gets to the uk? will it be a much of a problem?