Bees Needs Week

One of the world's most famous shopping destinations in London, Carnaby Street will be renamed Carnabee Street for Bees Needs Week this year 8-14 July Read more

Cumbrian beekeeping school wins Government award

Children at Heron Hill Primary School in Kendal, Cumbria are delighted to be winners of a 'Year of Green Action' award from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Read more

Manchester & District Beekeepers receive highest voluntary service award

Manchester & District Beekeepers have been given the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Read more

Katie's fabulous bee cakes raise money for Bees!

Katie Hughes works for a famous car company and also makes stupendous bee cakes which raised lots of money on World Bee Day. Read more

McQueens Flowers Tunnel opens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

McQueens Flowers have opened their tunnel of flowers at RHS Chelsea Flower Show Read more

Winner of RHS Chelsea tickets announced

Our fundraising assistant Claire Hartry takes you on a tour of the national apiary and describes plans to improve it while drawing the winner of the two RHS Chelsea tickets donated by McQueen's Flowers. Read more

What's in your Bee Shed?

Southport & District Beekeepers were moving their Apiary from just outside Formby to Hesketh Park in Southport when they discovered an old microscope they had been given back in the 70s Read more

Does Bee Behaviour Relate to Inheritance?

New study has been commissioned to try to find out if certain bee behaviours are governed by genetics. Beekeepers are asked to take part. Read more

Team chosen for International Meeting of Young Beekeepers 2019

The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) team for the International Meeting of Young Beekeepers in July has been chosen. Read more

First Asian Hornet of 2019

The first Asian Hornet of 2019 has been found in the British Isles. A foundress queen hornet emerged from hibernation at St Heliers Bay on the island of Jersey. Read more

Blog: Latest on Asian Hornet - 2019 plan drawn up

Latest on Asian Hornet - AHAT action required 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

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

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

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 Hampshire Read 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