In 2024 all member Associations and Branches have been given the opportunity to plant sesquicentennial trees in their apiaries, funded by the BBKA as part of the 150 year celebrations.  Honey bees, bumblebees and many other species depend on trees for food, and the BBKA trees will last well into the future - even another 150 years!

We celebrated the 150th year of the BBKA at Tyneside Beekeepers Association (TBKA) here in the North East of England. Alongside the tree planting we also ran a stall with plenty of freebies and held a tombola with some bee-themed prizes. We planted a jafra dwarf rootstock apple tree in our club apiary garden.

Whitehaven and District Beekeepers' Association planted their BBKA 150th anniversary tree in their apiary.

Maldon & Dengie 100 Beekeepers planted a crab apple tree in the orchard at Langford where their apiary is located.
Members from all three Associations of the Isle of Man Beekeepers Federation turned out to take part in the planting of a tree in acknowledgement of 150 years of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA). The planting exercise was a real joint effort from all involved! The tree was a John Downie crab apple (Malus Sylvestris).

Nuneaton & Atherstone BKA have purchased a crab apple tree to commemorate 150 years of the BBKA.  The tree will be planted next to the teaching apiary in the autumn.

To celebrate 150 years of the BBKA Gravesend Beekeepers have purchased a Rowan tree which will be planted in an area of their apiary where a new copse of trees is planned.  The tree will provide the bees with nectar and pollen and will also have colourful red berries in the Autumn to provide food for the birds. 
Wokingham and District Beekeepers invited the Deputy Mayor to the planting of their Alder (Alnus glutinosa 'Aurea' ) in the King George V park on a very wet Sunday in April. The bees will love the catkins every Spring for their pollen and nectar

Cheltenham and Gloucester Beekeepers' Association have planted 4 large leaf Lime trees including 2 at the entrance to their training apiary.

On a cold and blustery day in April, Ivor Davis NDB, Master Beekeeper, Past President and Honorary Member of the BBKA, planted a Tilia cordata (small leaved lime) at North Somerset Beekeepers’ Apiary in Langford. This was to mark the 150th anniversary of the British Beekeepers’ Association.

Selby Beekeepers' Association purchased a wild cherry tree to mark 150 years of the BBKA.  The tree has been planted in Selby Cemetery within 100 yards of their association apiary. They even had attendance from the Town Mayor!

Bristol Beekeepers Branch Committee beside the Hawthorn tree planted at their apiary to celebrate 150 years of BBKA.  It is a bee friendly Spring flowering tree so they hope to help the bees through the Spring.  They plan to add a plaque later in the year.

Northamptonshire Beekeepers Association planted two 'Tillia Cordata' trees in their Association Apiary in March.  These are a native lime tree.

Taunton and District Beekeepers: 
David Pearce, long time Committee member, is celebrating 50 years of beekeeping this year and so we thought he was the right person to plant the Rowan tree that we bought from the BBKA

Weald Beekeepers planted a Sorbus Torminalis tree

by the BBKA

Wakefield & Pontefract Beekeepers planted a 'Ribston Pippin' tree in their Apiary to celebrate 150 years of the BBKA.

Roseland Beekeepers planting a flowering cherry tree funded by the BBKA

West Norfolk & King's Lynn BKA planted a "Prunus x subhirtella Autumnalis" tree at the Hive Opening Day held in March at their Association apiary.
Harrow BKA have planted an apple tree in their apiary,  It is a fairly new variety called 'Core Blimey'. It was chosen to represent London and also to support their Orchard Project.