DEFA is supporting the Isle of Man's Bee Keepers through the introduction of the 'Bee Diseases and Pest Control (Isle of Man) Order 2008'.
The Department, together with members of the industry, have commenced a testing programme in order to apply for additional health guarantees (protection measures) for our nation's bee population. This programme will only succeed if everyone assists the Department and the industry in their action.
Failure to register your bee holding will jeopardise the success of the testing programme and puts the health of the national bee colony at risk.
Anyone found to be in possession of bees on an unregistered holding will be deemed in breach of the above Order and risks prosecution.
To register your bee holding if you have not already done so, or for further information please call Agriculture on 685844 or email@example.com.