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Disease risk analysis for the reintroduction of the short-haired bumblebee (Bombus subterraneus) to the UK

Vaughan-Higgins, R.J., Sainsbury, A.W., Beckmann, K. and Brown, M.J.F. (2016) Disease risk analysis for the reintroduction of the short-haired bumblebee (Bombus subterraneus) to the UK. Natural England

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Abstract

This report sets out the findings of a disease risk analysis for the reintroduction of the short-haired bumblebee to the UK, specifically queens sourced from Sweden, in which we consider source, carrier, transport, and destination and population hazards, and the need to conserve parasites where possible. We consider how the risk of disease in native UK bee populations and in the reintroduced bees might be investigated through surveillance and mitigated through disease control and other measures. These will be compiled in a Disease Risk Management and Post-release Health Surveillance Protocol.

Publication Type: Report
Series Name: Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 216
Publisher: Natural England
Copyright: Open Government Licence - OGLv3.0 for public sector information
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34866
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