Beekeepers in Jersey are being warned about a disease that affects honey bees.
A case of American Foulbrood has been confirmed by the States Vet who is advising beekeepers to be vigilant.
The disease occurs when bacteria gets into a beehive and forms a resistant spore. It then feeds off the larvae, causing them to die.
It was first found in Jersey in 2010 and even though the disease has not been detected in the island since 2014, it has always been expected to exist at a low level.
Since the first case was found nine years ago, beekeepers have been able to monitor and destroy affected hives.
The States Veterinary Officer has said it comes as a timely reminder for beekeepers to be aware of the disease and try to prevent it from spreading.
The disease does not harm adult bees but those within a diseased hive can easily spread it to other healthy colonies.
Mr Knight-Jones is also reminding islanders with bees to make sure that their bee hives are registered.
Islanders wanting more information about American Foulbrood and other diseases which affect honey bees, can be found on gov.je.