European & American Foul Brood
AFB is a notifiable disease under The Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Scotland) Order 2007 (as amended). It kills off bee larva, is highly contagious and difficult to eradicate. Unlike European Foulbrood (EFB) hives with AFB cannot be treated and must be destroyed.
Further information and details on how to register on BeeBase can be found at www.scotland.gov.uk/beehealth (22nd June 2012)