- May 3, 2010
- Reaction score
- W Sussex, UK
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- Some hives and a few nucs
Yes, In Scotland we can report it to Ben MacPherson:Well now, what happens when virtually all persons with bees write to "Mr Kimble" letting him know that varroa exists in their apiary on the 21 April 2021. reckon his mailbox will be pretty full. Glad it only refers to England; the Scotts, Welsh and N.Irish can do something sensible instead.
I only say it as it is. There can be NO beekeepers in England (The IOM is not in England) who do not have varroa.I just love straightforward descriptors, no beating about the bush.
That is exactly what was being talked about up here - we shall see.I only say it as it is. There can be NO beekeepers in England (The IOM is not in England) who do not have varroa.
So the logical reporting system is to report those without varroa. Instead we get the opposite.
(There are of course bound to be a few people who deny their bees have varroa).
Bureaucracy gone mad.
That’s what I said*I have to chuckle.
It's a paper exercise, many countries already have it, it's just to meet a stipulation of import/export regulations for us in the third world - Murray mcGregor exlained it on here a few weeks ago - it will have no effect on us as, as many have said, all our bees have varroa, and NBU records will show that. - the only people it might affect are those silly souls who have tried to stay under the radar all these years.
No need is there? just a quick memo to the head honch in his ivory tower 'dear boss, varroa endemic, every colony in Engerlund is infested.'I just heard that it is the bee inspectors job to report on varroa...how the heck can they expect to get around all colonies every year...!?