Latest News

Please find below, the latest news from the BBKA and National Bee Unit


  • Search Results
    on 21st October 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Just experimenting

  • Site search
    on 21st October 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Just an Experiment

  • Trustees
    on 21st October 2019 at 3:23 pm
  • Bee and Bee
    on 21st October 2019 at 11:46 am

    Welcome to our Bee and Bee service - setting up mutual relationships across the UK between hosts and beekeepers and of course our bees! Here our beekeepers can find good citizens across the UK offering up their land for a beehive. If you're a beekeeper looking for a new home for your colony download the Beekeepers' Agreement and get in touch with a host using the map. As we use a map system please give us the postcode where you would like the map pin locating.  If you decide you no longer want to be on the map then please let us know and we will remove you as soon as possible. Once you find a beekeeper and want to remove your listing again please let us know. Please note your position and information are publicly available on the map.  'Beekeeper' icon courtesy of  If you think you've got what it takes to offer a honey bee sanctuary get in touch! To register your place on the map, please send your postcode / email address / a photo of the...

National Bee Unit 

  • Second Asian Hornet nest found and destroyed near Christchuch, Dorset
    on 11th October 2019 at 9:23 am

    A second Asian Hornet nest was destroyed near Christchurch, Dorset on Friday 11th October. It is likely to be a primary nest, related to the nest destroyed the previous week. Genetic analysis will be carried out to investigate relatedness between the nests.We continue to ask beekeepers and the general public to remain vigilant and report any suspect sightings using the iPhone and Android app ‘Asian Hornet Watch’, by filling out an online report form or by emailing

  • Asian Hornet confirmed near Christchurch, Dorset
    on 7th October 2019 at 9:23 am

    On Friday 4th October a nest was destroyed following the confirmed sighting of an Asian hornet near Christchurch, Dorset after it was reported by a member of the public. We continue to ask beekeepers and the general public to remain vigilant and report suspect sightings using the iPhone and Android app ‘Asian Hornet Watch’, by filling out an online report form or by emailing .Further information can be found here.

  • Update on Small hive beetle in Italy
    on 13th September 2019 at 9:23 am

    Following the new case of Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) confirmed in June in the province of Syracuse in Sicily the European Commission published safeguard measures on Tuesday 10th September. Further details of the surveillance in Italy can be found on the Italian National Reference Laboratory website. UK authorities remain active in preparing and monitoring for the Small hive beetle and this summer a contingency training exercise was run by the National Bee Unit (NBU) in Wales with the Welsh Government to train Inspectors on plans and protocols.

  • Asian Hornet nest destroyed near Tamworth, Staffordshire and a new sighting south west of Ashford, Kent.
    on 9th September 2019 at 9:23 am

    The National Bee Unit destroyed an Asian hornet nest near Tamworth, Staffordshire on Friday 6th September. A further sighting was reported in a new location by a member of the public of an Asian Hornet south west of Ashford, Kent, this single hornet has been captured. Surveillance continues in both areas. This week is the British Beekeepers Association’s Asian Hornet Week and we encourage Beekeepers and members of the public to watch for Asian hornets in their apiaries, on fallen fruit and on flowering plants such as ivy.A summary of all Asian hornet sightings in the UK during 2019 can be found here, along with how to report sightings.