16 March 2018

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has sent a survey asking about Queen rearing practices to all beekeepers registered with Bee Base in England but anyone who is not on their system can still reply by copying and pasting this link into their browser: bit.ly/2DxKoeS 

They are asking in one question whether or not we want government registered Queen breeders and how much extra would we be willing to pay? 

They also want to gauge the interest in working with the native British bee Apis Mellifera Mellifera?

All surveys should be completed by April 17th