AFB alert

Hi Western Hills beekeepers Bad news - I've just discovered AFB in one of my two hives at the top of Park Road. I've killed the bees this evening (waited for field bees to come home), and wrapped the hive in industrial gladwrap to keep the others out. I'll destroy this weekend. My other hive at the moment looks in excellent health - I've been through one brood box thoroughly, but was getting cold so I'll do another complete inspection first chance I get with reasonable weather. I've not exchanged any gear or brought anything other than new gear in for a while now, so I've no idea where it has come from. It is quite well advanced, I've not done a decent inspection for about 3 months due to weather and other commitments - I looked tonight as I'd noticed the numbers around the front of the hive declining. I recommend extra vigilance :-(

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