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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

News from the Trustees - Positive Thinking

Dear Members, We are into a new year with new Trustees and we are all looking forward to the coming year and it’s never ending challenges.Read more

New show trailer offer for Associations

The latest trustees newsletter, Bee positive 3, wants to find out if beekeeping associations would like a trailer with a built in display area and all the equipment they would need for an interactive stand at a show.Read more

Adopt a Beehive appeal for new family

BBKA wants a new family to help share the world of the honeybee with the publicRead more

Swarm Collectors

The online facility at is a list of BBKA/Association members who are willing to be contacted by members of the general public in the event of them having a problem with a swarm of honey bees.Read more

7 Positive Thinking - Newsletter from the Chair

Updates about the BBKA from the Chair of the BBKA.Read more

Bill Turnbull

British journalist, presenter and fervent supporter of honey bees Bill Turnbull has sadly revealed he had been diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer from last November.Read more

Schools' Pack - first 100 £25!

Please have a look at our new Schools' Pack available from the 13th April.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

International Meeting of Young Beekeepers - register now!

Are you aged between 12 and 16? This is for you - read on.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

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