Christmas Video Appeal for Adopt a Beehive

If you are in Birmingham in December check out the video billboard appeal about Adopt a Beehive. It's message is that you don't have to be a superhero to help honeybees.Read more

9 year old Rosie Edmundson receives BBKA President's Prize 2018

9 year old Rosie Edmundson was 'over the moon' to receive the British Beekeepers Association President's Prize for 2018 during morning assembly.Read more

Students Start Mapping Exercise to Transform National Apiary at Stoneleigh

Horticulture students from Pershore College near Evesham have started mapping out plans to transform the National Apiary at the British Beekeepers Association ( BBKA ) headquarters at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.Read more

2018 Honey Harvest is third bigger than last years

The annual honey survey by the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) shows honeybees survived the difficult climate this year and produced a crop of honey a third bigger than last years.Read more

2 Asian Hornets found in 2 days at Dungeness in Kent

It's just been confirmed that two Asian Hornets have been found in Dungeness in Kent. One on ivy in someone's garden - the other was found at the Dungeness Bird Observatory.Read more

Defra Minister praises beekeepers for raising alarm about Asian Hornets

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State responsible for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, Lord Gardiner, has written to BBKA President Margaret Murdin to thank the BBKA for raising awareness about Asian Hornets. 6 nests have been destroyed since 2016 & most were identified by vigilant beekeepers.Read more

Jersey has found 52 Asian Hornet nests so far

The island of Jersey has found, destroyed or prevented 52 Asian Hornet nests so far this year with almost equal numbers of them in trees and buildings.Read more

Second Hampshire Asian Hornet nest destroyed near Brockenhurst

A second Asian Hornet nest has been destroyed in Hampshire. This one was near Brockenhurst.Read more

A Nest Destroyed & Another Confirmed Sighting of Asian Hornets

An Asian Hornet nest has been destroyed at New Alresford and another sighting of hornets has been confirmed at Brockenhurst in HampshireRead more

Second Asian Hornet nest at Fowey in Cornwall destroyed

Defra says a second Asian Hornet nest has been found by bee inspectors at Fowey in Cornwall and destroyed. A hunt for further nests is continuing.Read more

Two more Asian Hornet incursions found in Liskeard & Hull

Two more sites where an Asian Hornet has been found and confirmed emerged today. Liskeard in Cornwall and the city of Hull in East Yorkshire.Read more

Asian Hornet nest in Fowey found & destroyed

An Asian Hornet nest has been found in Fowey in Cornwall and destroyed by bee inspectors.Read more

Asian Hornet trapped in Fowey

An Asian Hornet was found in a beekeepers monitoring trap in Fowey in Cornwall on Friday. A 1-2km surveillance zone is being monitored and beekeepers are advised to keep watching their hives for any sign of hornet activity.Read more

Use Honey first for a cough, new guidelines say

New guidelines for doctors from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) say they should tell patients to use honey first when they have a cough. This is based on 3 studies that showed honey reduces symptoms by 2 points on a 7 point scale.Read more

Hornet Nest Hunting in Jersey

Judith Norman, the first mainland beekeeper to volunteer to go and help Jersey beekeepers who were being overwhelmed by reports of Asian hornets on the island, has written a blog about it.Read more

BBKA ask Public to Plant for Pollinators on National Honeybee Awareness Day

The British Beekeepers Association ( BBKA) which represents more than 25,000 beekeepers is celebrating National Honeybee Awareness Day on August 18th by asking the public to make sure they plant for pollinators.Read more

Very successful BBKA stand at BBC Countryfile Live

The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) stand at BBC Countryfile Live show had more than 25,000 visitors over the 4 days of the event.Read more

Beehives needed for exciting new study

The PoshBee study is looking at the exposure of honeybees to a range of chemicals and the impact it may have on their health. They are going to need 30 hives in two areas, Kent and Berkshire or Oxfordshire from next spring.Read more

Cheshire BKA wins fourth Gold Medal at RHS Tatton

Cheshire Beekeepers Association has won another gold for their planted stand at RHS Tatton taking their total to 4.Read more

BBKA Plan for Nationwide Queen Rearing Training

The British Beekeepers Association ( BBKA) which represents more than 25,000 beekeepers has set out plans for a nationwide system of training beekeepers to rear new Queen bees.Read more

New BBKA Forum

We have a new forum for beekeepers and anyone interested in beekeepingRead more

"To my daughter I bequeath two stalles"

In the 16th Century beehives or skeps were also known as 'stalles' and could be included in a labourers inventory to be given to his daughter on his death. What regional or ancient words do you use in your beekeeping? - the Oxford English Dictionary really wants to know!Read more

Tracking Asian Hornets using Radio Telemetry

A study published in Communications Biology may herald a 'step change' in attempts to track Asian Hornets back to their nests. Scientists at University of Exeter have shown that by placing a small chip on captured hornet and using radio telemetry to track it they can find previously undetected nests and destroy them.Read more

English honeybees suffered badly this winter

The annual survey carried out by the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA ) to measure winter survival of honeybees shows that losses almost doubled from the 13% reported in 2016/7 to 25% or a quarter of colonies being lost in 2017/8.Read more