Why join Beebase?

BeeBase is full of useful information including:

  • Advice for Beekeepers
  • Apiary Inspections & Training
  • Bee Pests, Diseases & Maps
  • Consumer & Environmental Protection
  • Hive Count
  • Legislation, Imports and Exports
  • Medicines
  • Publications
  • Research and Development
  • Image Gallery
  • Varroa calculator to work out if you need to treat for varroa
  • E-training on Honey Bee Pests, Diseases and Viruses

Join BeeBase here for free

By signing up to BeeBase as a beekeeper you can take advantage of the free services which the NBU offer.  Their website is packed with useful information, documents and downloads. 

If you have any disease concerns you can contact your Regional or Seasonal Bee Inspector and they can visit your hives. No charge is made for an apiary visit by a fully qualified Bee Inspector. The inspector will check for signs of disease or pests, and will provide you with help and advice on good husbandry, and how to tackle any potential problems they may find.

It is a wonderful learning experience to have a visit from the NBU Bee Inspectors. 

Being registered means you will also receive alerts about disease and pests in your area. 

You can use Beebase to manage a beekeeping diary and to access your National Bee Unit records and reports as well as getting access to information on pests and diseases. 

How being registered helps the NBU
Knowing the distribution of beekeepers and their apiaries across the country helps the NBU to effectively monitor and control the spread of serious honey bee pests and diseases, as well as provide up-to-date information in keeping bees healthy and productive. By telling us who you are you'll be playing a very important part in helping to maintain and sustain honey bees for the future.

Please DO NOT sign up to BeeBase if you live outside of England, Scotland and Wales.

If you wish to register two beekeepers at the same address separately, please contact the NBU Office. (Eg: beekeepers on the same allotment apiary site)