Small Hive Beetle (SHB) was confirmed present in Hawaii on April 27th 2010 . The European Commission is reviewing the derogation granted to the State of Hawaii to allow exports of queen bees to the EU.
Whilst the apiary investigations are being completed in Hawaii we urge caution to all importers of queens. If you find anything suspect please immediately get in touch with your local bee inspector or the NBU main office at York .
The Small hive beetle is a statutory notifiable pest of honey bees and a serious threat to Apiculture. For further details please see the advisory leaflet: Small Hive Beetle.