The Uk Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS) is open for 2018 & asking for volunteers

You can carry out a flowers and insects survey in your own garden or volunteer to help with surveys of 75 agricultural or semi-natural sites that will help the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology with their conservation work.Read more

Welsh beekeeper gets funding for UK's first mobile honey extraction trailer

BBKA member Katie Hayward of Felin Honeybees on Anglesey island has been given full funding by the Welsh Assembly to get an automatic trailer that will allow her to extract her supers at each of her many apiaries.Read more

Kids Book Competition

Win a free signed book Bee Boy: Clash of the Killer Queens by Tony De Saulles the illustrator of the bestselling Horrible Science series.Read more

BBKA has approved funding of some exciting research

The British Beekeepers Association is backing four diverse projects to help honeybees in 2018.Read more

Great New Prize at Spring Convention

Adopt a Beehive have launched a competition for the best photos of your wildflower plantings following the give away of free packs of wildflower seeds last year at the Spring Convention. The winner will receive a £100 shopping voucher plus a gift pack from Burt's Bees.Read more

2018 BBKA President's Prize

The 2018 British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) President's Prize has been awarded to Luke Charnock a young beekeeper in the Medlock Branch in Lancashire. Luke, who is 15, suffers from T Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and finished three years of chemotherapy in 2016.Read more

National Honey Monitoring Scheme

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is asking all beekeepers, amateur and professional, to take part in a National Honey Monitoring Scheme which aims to identify new environmental threats to honey bees.Read more

Congratulations to beekeeper Tim Lovett who is appointed MBE in New Year's Honours List

Tim Lovett, former President and Director of Public Affairs for British Beekeepers' Association ( BBKA) has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the Beekeeping Industry in the 2018 New Year's Honours List.Read more

Why you should register on Bee Base now!

The National Hive Count by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is underway and you only have until the end of December to register. With the finding of the first Asian Hornet nests it is more important than ever that APHA has accurate and up-to-date figures about colonies of honey bees.Read more

First school in BBKA's new Schools Scheme wins Eco Project of the Year!

Calderstones School in Liverpool has won the Eco Project of the Year at the Educate Awards held in Liverpool Cathedral.Read more

BBKA encouraged Michael Gove says UK will support total ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

The BBKA is pleased that Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said new advice from Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP) meant government would now support total ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.Read more

"Depressingly small honey crop" from British Beekeepers

The country’s average honey crop remains depressingly small, just 24 lbs or approaching 11 kilos per hive, pointing to a steady decline in the crop and an increase in worries about the future of honey bees.Read more

British​ ​Beekeepers​ ​are​ ​Losing​ ​Fewer​ ​Bees​ ​over Winter

British​ ​Beekeepers’​ ​Association​ ​(BBKA)​ ​10​th​ Annual​ ​Colony​ ​Survival​ ​Survey results​ ​show​ ​a​ ​reduction​ ​in​ ​the​ ​over-winter​ ​losses compared​ ​to​ ​the​ ​previous​ ​yearRead more

First school in BBKA's new Schools Scheme shortlisted for award

Calderstones​ ​School​ ​Liverpool​ ​shortlisted​ ​for​ ​ECO​ ​School​ ​Project of​ ​​ ​Year​ ​in​​ ​North​ ​West.Read more

Asian Hornet nest found & destroyed in North Devon

Asian Hornet nest found in Woolacombe, North Devon. Honeybee killing pest will be destroyed.Read more

First Asian Hornet sighted & confirmed in North Devon

First confirmed​ ​sighting​ ​of​​ ​Asian​ ​Hornet​ ​on​​ ​UK​ ​mainland​ ​in​ ​2017​ ​is in​ ​North​ ​Devon. Beekeeper saw honeybee killing insect near hives.Read more

Bees in Art competition winners announced

Bees in Art competition winners from Bristol & South West. Images will be at Honey Show in October.Read more

Felin Honeybees Wins Welsh Startup Award

BBKA member Katie Hayward swept the boards at the Welsh Startup Awards last night winning the overall prize plus Best Green Startup and Best North Wales Startup for Felin Honeybees which she started in June 2016.Read more

Back to School Bees

British Beekeepers Association has launched a JustGiving campaign to help schools join our new Schools Scheme.Read more

BBKA position on neonicotinoids

BBKA updates its position on neonics following the release of two scientific studies into the effects of neonicotinoids on honeybees and wild bees.Read more

192 million seeds for honeybees

BBKA is distributing 1,000kg of flower seeds free to its members at its annual Spring Convention in Shropshire. Donated by Burt's Bees 192 million seeds have been selected to provide a rich diet for honeybees and other pollinators.Read more

New app to help beekeepers and public identify Asian Hornets

A new smartphone app has been launched today to help beekeepers and the public make a quicker report if they find a suspected Asian Hornet.Read more

BBKA Statement on EU wide Ban on Neonictinoid Pesticides

BBKA delegates approved a proposition at the Annual Delegates Meeting to support ban on neonicotinoids until there is evidence that they do not harm bees.Read more

England team for International Meeting of Young Beekeepers chosen

England team who will compete at the International Meeting of Young Beekeepers at Marlborough School in July has been chosen. It is first time that competition has been held in the UK.Read more