Following the new case of Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida)
confirmed in June in the province of Syracuse in Sicily the European Commission published safeguard measures
on Tuesday 10th September. Further details of the surveillance in Italy can be found on the Italian National Reference Laboratory website
UK authorities remain active in preparing and monitoring for the Small hive beetle
and this summer a contingency training exercise was run by the National Bee Unit (NBU) in Wales with the Welsh Government to train Inspectors on plans and protocols.