BBKA Guide to Beekeeping – 2nd edition


The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping introduces the reader to beekeeping, including topics on the workings of the colony, the structure of a hive, how to acquire bees and keep them healthy and what happens in each month in a beekeeping year. Read more

BBKA News - Advanced Husbandry


This Special Issue has been produced to offer guidance to all beekeepers, not just those wishing to take the Advanced Husbandry Assessment Read more

BBKA News - Colony Management


Hints and tips on how to manage your colonies each month Read more

BBKA News – Feeding Honey Bees


In this booklet we look at why we may need to feed bees, what to give them, when to give it and in what to give it. Read more

BBKA News – Flower Families for Forage


Excellent resource about forage for honey bees grouped together by flower family. Read more

BBKA News – General Husbandry


The General Husbandry is an assessment to prove to yourself that you are a competent beekeeper managing your own hives in the variety of the situations the bees often throw up over the years. This booklet hopes to guide you through techniques used successfully by experienced beekeepers. Read more

BBKA News - Genetics - NEW


The Genetics Special Edition is now available to order as hard copies as the BBKA Head Office has now taken delivery of the order at Stoneleigh - avoid the rush and order your copy now! Read more

BBKA News - Honey


Everything we could ever want to know about honey Read more

BBKA News – Honey Bee Anatomy


This collection of articles covers many aspects of the detailed anatomy of the honey bee. Read more

BBKA News – In the Apiary


This special edition takes you through a year in the apiary with ideas, tips and recommendations. This publication came about by popular demand for something suitable for new beekeepers. Read more

BBKA News - Integrated Pest Management


This Special Issue deals entirely with the on-going threat of varroa, which remains the biggest concern for beekeepers. Read more

BBKA News - Natural Varroa-Resistant Honey Bees


The management of our colonies for varroa is one of the ways that beekeeping has evolved in the recent past and the arrival of varroa in the UK, contributed to a steep decline in the number of beekeepers and hives at the time. Read more

BBKA News - Practical Mead-Making


Very useful overview of all the different kinds of mead followed by details of equipment and ingredients needed to make mead Read more

BBKA News - Queen Rearing


The purpose of this BBKA News Special Issue is to help those looking to improve their skills and knowledge of queen-rearing, lessening the need to import queens from abroad which can increase the risks of spreading diseases. Read more

BBKA News – Swarming


This Special Issue aims to lead beekeepers through different aspects of swarming Read more

Class Labels


These Class Labels can be used at Honey Shows. Read more

Course in the Case – Memory Stick


USB contents includes the training materials, PowerPoint presentations, film clips, illustrations and PDFs of all the paper training materials from the original courses. Read more

Film of Archive Footage - Memory Stick


Perfect to show at the end of a meeting or during those long winter evenings! Read more

Healthy Hive Guide


This Healthy Hive Guide is intended to help you identify the problems in your hive. Read more

Honey Bee Anatomy Acetates


Owen Meyer, whilst General Secretary of the BBKA in the 1980s, produced acetate sheets showing the anatomy of the honey bee. BBKA has decided to reintroduce them. Read more

Laminated Sheet - Bailey Comb Change


A useful laminated, wipe clean,  sheet to take to the apiary with you when planning to carry out a Bailey Comb Change. Read more

Laminated Sheet - Bailey Comb Change for a Weak Colony


A useful laminated, wipe clean, sheet to take to the apiary with you when planning to carry out a Bailey Comb Change for a Weak Colony. Read more

Laminated Sheet - Pagden Swarm Control Method


A useful laminated, wipe clean, sheet to take to the apiary with you when planning to carry out a Pagden method of swarm control. Read more

Laminated Sheet - Shook Swarm


Shook Swarm - .A useful, wipe clean laminated sheet to take to the apiary with you when planning to carry out a Shook Swarm method of getting bees onto new comb. Read more

Sign - Honey for Sale


A yellow sign to help boost your honey sales. Read more

Sign - WARNING Live Bees


A polite and succinct sign warning visitors and trespassers alike that there are honey bees in the vicinity. Read more