With the confirmation of the Small Hive Beelte in Southern Italy recently, The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has put together an info sheet for Irish Beekeepers on what to look out for and how to recognise it.

DAFM Notice on Outbreak of Small Hive Beetle in Italy (PDF Format)

DAFM Notice on Outbreak of Small Hive Beetle in Italy (Word Format)

Small Hive Beetle Information and Monitoring Note 2015 (PDF Format)

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