Members AreaBBKA News Archive Magazines BBKA Forum BBKA Exec and Office Who we are Executive > Link Trustees Compliance ADM 2019 BBKA Constitution Charitable Incorporated Organisation Risk Assessments Meeting dates Office Staff Insurance Public Liability Insurance All Risks Insurance Officer Insurance Bee Diseases Insurance Exams and Assessments Exams and Assessments of the BBKA Correspondence courses General Help Membership Classes and benefits Renew Research Members' resources Asian Hornet FAQs Branch and association resources BBKA Hive keeping record BeeBase Beekeeping Legislation Honey Show FAQs Important Organisations for Beekeepers Leaflets Lecturers & Speakers RSS Feeds for members Winter Colony Survival Survey '18/19 -- Members' News -- Message from the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Dear Beekeeper It is again time to update your BeeBase records with the total number of overwintering hives as of 1st November 2018. To complete this year’s hive count please click the link below which will take you to BeeBase. Once logged in, please answer the hive count questions displayed and then click the ‘Submit response’ button. It is as simple as that! Please update your records by 31st December 2018. Please click this link to update your Hive Count. https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/login.cfm?relocate=/secure/beekeeper/hiveCensus.cfm More details of this project, its importance and why we need your help can be found on BeeBase:http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=362 2017’s count indicated a total UK population of honey bee hives at approximately 247,000. Please note that several assumptions formed part of the calculations used to get derive this number. It is therefore classed as an ‘experimental statistic’. If you have any security concerns about clicking on the embedded links in this email, you can access BeeBase directly from your Internet browser to complete the hive count. Simply log in to BeeBase and select ‘Hive Count’ from the list of options displayed. We have produced additional guidance on how to update your records within BeeBase, these are included in the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document on the Hive Count information page of BeeBase. For more information on the National Hive Count you can email [email protected] or call the National Bee Unit Office on 0300 3030094. Thank you very much in advance for your assistance.