Members AreaBBKA News Archive Magazines BBKA Forum BBKA EC and Office Who we are Compliance ADM BBKA Constitution Documents Meetings and Reports Insurance Public Liability Insurance Officer Insurance Bee Diseases Insurance All Risks Insurance Education and Exams Exams and Assessments General Information Written Exams Latest Exam News Practical Assessments About the Exam Board BBKA Talks Correspondence courses Courses and Education Membership Classes and benefits Renew Schools Members' Resources Branch & Association Resources Research Members' News Members' Events BeeBase BeeBase is an invaluable resource for beekeepers that is run by the National Bee Unit. Not only is BeeBase part of the network of information available to help and guide beekeepers, it is also there to help you take the necessary action to protect your colonies from any known disease outbreaks in your area. We can't stress enough how important it is to register. When you do, the NBU can alert you to any disease outbreaks and arrange to inspect your colonies if necessary. That way you ensure that the early action necessary to protect your colonies is taken. You can register online as a Beekeeper and can request a free apiary visit from your local inspector who will provide any help and advice you need. Use the links either on the left hand side of the page, or within the text, to navigate to the pages you wish to view. If you are an inspector you can search the database with a variety of queries and will be able to create, update or edit certain records. Blank forms are also available for you to print off if you require. The website also provides information on the functional activities of the NBU, legislation, pests and diseases, including their recognition and control, interactive maps, current research areas, publications, advisory leaflets and key contacts. FACT SHEETS Managing Varroa pdf (Last updated April 2020) Small Hive Beetle pdf (Last updated April 2017) Foulbrood Disease of Honey Bees pdf (Last updated April 2017) Tropilaelaps: Parasitic Mites of Honey Bees pdf (Last updated April 2017) Starting Right with Bees pdf (Last updated December 2016) Statutory Procedures Advisory Leaflet pdf (Last updated June 2017) - Please note this leaflet is only available as a PDF Contingency Planning Procedures Leaflet pdf (Last updated November 2017) - Please note this leaflet is only available as a PDF Common Pests, Diseases and Disorders of the Adult Honey Bee pdf (Last updated June 2017) - Please note this leaflet is only available as a PDF. The National Bee Unit pdf (Last updated May 2009) - Please note this leaflet is only available as a PDF.