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Petition to keep small hive beetle out of the UK

 
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Broadwell
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:18 pm    Post subject: Petition to keep small hive beetle out of the UK Reply with quote

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ban-importation-of-honeybees-from-italy
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ingo50
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for highlighting this important petition, I have signed.
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Broadwell
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ingo. Here's a bit more background for anyone else who hasn't yet been enticed to click the link...


"My name is Wally Thrale and I am the secretary for Bedfordshire BKA
although I am sending this email as an individual beekeeper.

Last week I set up a petition for a ban on imports of queens and bees from
Italy due to the presence of Small Hive Beetle (SHB). Although bees will
be inspected in Italy and given a Health Certificate there is the
possibility of human error allowing a beetle to come into the country.

If SHB reaches our shores it will be almost impossible to eradicate it.
Surely the advent of varroa has taught us that we should strive to keep out
other exotic pests from our country. We are an island and we can protect
our bees in ways beekeepers on the continent cannot.

If you would like to sign the petition please follow the link:

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ban-importation-of-honeybees-from-italy

Please do consider forwarding this email to people on your circulation list
asking them to sign it as well.

Many thanks
Wally Thrale"
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