American Foul brood, (a bacterial disease that affects bees) has been found within 3Km of a fellow bee keeper who only lives about 1Km away. This means that I can probably expect a call from the bee inspector in the next few days to ensure that my hives are clean.
They were last time I was inspected and based on my own inspections expect them still to be clear of infection. It is still worrying however as if one colony is infected then it is likely my others might be too. This would mean the destruction of the bees and all the frames from those hives.
Not something I rellish!
Panic over so I thought I would post a video of some bees walking into a hive.