HC Deb 15 April 1991 vol 189 c64W
Mr. Batiste

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is taking to prevent damage to domestic bees as a consequence of the importation of the varroa mite.

Mr. Curry

Our aim is to keep this country free from varroasis. The Importation of Bees Order 1980 prohibits imports of honey bees except under licence from countries of high bee health status which are free from varroasis.