08 August 2019Bee and Wasp sting survey
This link will take you to a bee and wasp sting survey being conducted by Dr Andrew Whyte, Consultant Allergist and Immunnologist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.
Please Complete Bee & Wasp Sting Survey
I am a Consultant Allergist and Immunologist in Plymouth, and I have a particular interest in allergy to stinging insects. Our department has previously surveyed beekeepers in the South West of England to ask about how common sting reactions are and what happens to the reactions over time. I am interested in how these rates might differ in other regions of the UK.
I have therefore developed a survey, please (see link above) and you are being contacted because you are a member of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association, and the Trustees have agreed to distribute this survey to members. Results of this survey will be shared in due course within the Scottish Beekeeper magazine and by email.
The survey should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete and the deadline is the 31st August. It would be very helpful if you could complete the survey, whether or not you have ever had an allergic reaction to a sting.
I am happy to be contacted by email if you have questions about the survey.
Thank you very much for your time.
Dr Andrew Whyte
Consultant Allergist and Immunologist