§ Mr. C. BATHURST
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether the Board share the publicly expressed opinion of Dr. H. B. Fantham, of Christ's College, Cambridge, that the now prevalent Isle of Wight bee disease is identical with the highly infectious parasitic disease known as nosema apis; and, if so, whether, as suggested by Dr. Fantham, the Board will insist upon the immediate destruction by fire of all infected bees and hives and the débris there-from, so as to prevent the multiplication of the spores and the further spread of infection?
§ Sir E. STRACHEY
The Board are not in possession of the evidence upon which Dr. Fantham has arrived at the conclusions to which the hon. Member refers, but they are making inquiries on the subject.