Another AFB case, this time west of Inverness.

American Foulbrood detected at Scaniport, near Inverness.

An outbreak of American Foulbrood (AFB), a disease affecting colonies of honeybees, has been found in an apiary near Inverness.

The disease was confirmed on 19 August 2016 following laboratory diagnosis by Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA).

The AFB infected hive has been destroyed as there is no permitted treatment for the disease in the UK. There are no risks to public health from AFB and no implications for the quality and safety of honey.

The apiary is located at Scaniport, an area west of Inverness and the movement of bees and related equipment into or out of the affected area is prohibited.