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There’s more information on the Bees’ Needs Website. Throughout the week a variety of content will be shared online including:
• Why bees are important animation
• Day in the life of a beekeeper video
• Educational resources including bumble bee identification
• Information on the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme
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There are currently no restrictions on movements of bee colonies that you are managing, such as moving bees to fulfil pollination contracts. However, you should observe the public health guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when carrying out these activities, including the guidance on social distancing and essential travel.

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If you have any queries please contact:

For England: BeeHealth.Info@defra.gov.uk 
For Wales: HoneyBeeHealth@gov.wales / GwenynMelIach@llyw.cymru
For Scotland: Bees_Mailbox@gov.scot


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Approved Devon Swarm Collectors

South Devon (except Torbay)
call Phil 07891 554 012
or Jo 07914 922 554

Torbay
Torbay (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham) call Gerry on 07802 851152

East Devon (Exeter east to Lyme Regis)
call Chris 07980 916 319

North Devon (west of Exeter)
call Sue or Mick 01288 331700

Plymouth area
call Patrick 07887 997 764
or Tim 01752 516 619

Beekeeping in South Devon

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