Members AreaBBKA News BBKA Forum About Who we are Executive > Link Trustees Charitable Incorporated Organisation Meeting dates Office Staff Compliance ADM 2019 GDPR Bee Diseases Insurance Working with children Honey Show FAQs Insurance Public Liability Insurance All Risks Insurance Risk Assessments Exams and Assessments Application Form Practical Assessments Modular Exams (theory) Correspondence courses General Help Member benefits Classes and benefits School membership National Beekeeping Supplies Spring Convention News and resources Branch and association resources BBKA Hive keeping record BeeBase Beekeeping Legislation Important Organisations for Beekeepers Leaflets Leaflets Available 10 Flowers for Honey Bees Allotment Beekeeping Asian Hornet Leaflet Bees & Wasps in your Garden Siting an Apiary Collecting a Swarm Honey Bee Swarms Managing Bees at shows Where & when can I learn about beekeeping Kids-7 and under Kids-7-15 years Lecturers & Speakers Communications Winter Honey Bee Losses in England 2007-2010 Bees in Schools The BBKA will provide participating schools with curriculum-linked educational materials and the means to start an apiary. Members of the public, schools and community groups will also be able to visit a state-of-the-art educational resource at the National Beekeeping Centre. There will also be an infrastructure to assist associations deliver activities for community groups in their location.Many associations and branches are generously supporting schools already. The BBKA aims to build on this success by offering associations the assistance they call for to deliver their services more effectively.The BBKA will;Provide supporting documents such as model risk assessments and method statements.Provide a brand new range of educational materials across all medias to support the national curriculum and to help people work towards beekeeping qualifications.Coordinate the project by making connections between schools and local associations.Recruit a team of volunteers nationally to support schools’ beekeeping efforts; essentially an ‘extra pair of bee-keeping hands’ if a school requires it. The BBKA receives an average of three new enquiries each day from potential beekeeping schools. This means, there could be over 1,000 new beekeeping schools by summer 2020. This is a very exciting prospect but the project will have to be delivered at a rate which can be sustained by the BBKA and local associations.The project has already been shaped by the feedback we receive from members. Associations have already told us that the current structure of the schools’ membership is not fit for purpose. The BBKA will amend its constitution to allow schools to join via their local branch. There will also be a new membership category for youth and community groups. Other members told us how they thought teachers should be trained and the progress of schools monitored and these suggestions have been built into the project.