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Feed the bees - NBU WARNING

Please make sure you read this notification that has been sent out to all beekeepers in the UK Read more

CEH Monitoring Scheme

In July 2018 CEH launched the National Honey Monitoring Scheme (NHMS) which aims to work with both amateur and professional beekeepers across the UK to measure long term changes in the pollen content of honey. Read more

Asian Hornet update 2019

The 1st Primary nest found was in Jersey on the 19th April and up to the time of Spring Convention (12 April 2019) 8 Asian Hornets had been spotted. Numbers are expected to rise. Read more

Schools and BBKA

Please have a look here for information on Schools' membership and implications for your local branch. Read more

Updates on pan-European Posh Bee initiative

Pan-European assessment, monitoring, and mitigation Of Stressors on the Health of BEEs Read more

Winter Colony Survival Survey '18/19

This year the BBKA is conducting the annual winter colony survival survey online and would like to invite all members to take part. Read more

Does bee behaviour reflect their heritage?

A PHD student at University of Plymouth is trying to recruit bee keepers to perform a survey of traits in their bees over the summer and then use genetic tests to associate those traits with lineages of honey bees. She wants to measure drone brood timings, worker brood cycle and thriftiness and will then work out their heritage. Read more

Research survey for a Beekeeper's book on British botany

There are many book on gardening for bees and other pollinators, some even include some basic beekeeping information on beekeeping, but as of yet there has been no beekeepers' bible to flowers and honeybees. Read more


BBKA Letter to Asian Hornet Action Teams and Associations Read more

Round up of exams news and results

Here we are at the start of another new year and as usual here is a round up of last years’ activities. Read more

Booking your tickets for Apimondia? HOLD ON!

Group bookings get a discount - please read here to see how to save money. Read more