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Message from the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

Please make sure your records are up to date so we can get a realistic overview of the current levels of Apiaries around the UK.Read more


Thymol is not approved for the treatment of Nosema and is ineffective against it.Read more

Change in requirements for taking modules

This change will take place from late next yearRead more

Reaction to MAQs Strips

Please exercise precaution if using MAQs strips this AutumnRead more

Posh Bee EU funded project

Calling all Beekeepers in Oxfordshire, Kent and Berkshire! Want to contribute to agrochemical research looking at the impacts of chemicals on honeybees? Accepting applications for field trials now! (All you have to do is agree to the project having the use of a couple of your hives). This work will be paid.Read more


BBKA has been given a stylish, modern, walkway with information boards about bees and beekeeping. The Bee Pod is in the shape of a hexagon and has speakers and spaces for flowers to be displayed.Read more

Schools Project

To complement the articles featured in BBKA News this month we have some guidance to Branches and Associations taking on school members between now and the next ADM.Read more

Calling all beekeepers! Join our honey monitoring scheme

The UK’s beekeepers are being asked to support an innovative scheme that could provide a better understanding of the factors that impact on the size and health of honeybee populations, and on honey yields.Read more

BBKA Adopt a Beehive

Adopt a Beehive going from strength to strength.Read more

Honey Bee Colony Losses spring 2018

In the last decade, elevated losses of western honey bee colonies have been observed, mainly in Europe and North America, but the underlying causes still remain unclear. COLOSS now invites you to fill in the questionnaire for 2018.Read more

Honey Week Oct 22nd - 28th 2018

National Honey Week 22nd – 28th 2018. The BBKA celebrates National Honey in the last week of October, to celebrate the unique, natural substance, honey.Read more

Asian Hornet Guidance from our Newton Abbot branch

Be part of/lead a surveillance team from Branch members. (See for details of aims) - Updates from Devon and the latest DEFRA consultation documentRead more