Latest News

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

BBKA

  • Apiary and Education
    on 23rd March 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Our Apiary will be a live resource for learning about the environment and pollinators Our plans include a wildlife pond for frogs and newts and as a source of water for the bees complete redesign of planting to include maximum forage throughout as much of the year as possible  accessible for the elderly and those in wheelchairs sensory garden building with a glass or Perspex panel so those either allergic to, or scared of bees, can still see them up close Alongside all this fantastic work outside... We will welcome schools and community groups onsite and make a shared learning space of our hall. We will change the access route to larger groups and have disabled toilets installed. With this in place we will be in better stead to teach all sorts of different groups about the importance of bees, food security and the environment. […]

  • BBKA Membership new (British)
    on 22nd March 2019 at 10:37 am

    TO BECOME A MEMBER, PLEASE CLICK `DONATE` TO THE RIGHT. […]

  • BBKA New Overseas Member (Europe)
    on 21st March 2019 at 11:23 pm

    TO BECOME A MEMBER, PLEASE CLICK `DONATE` TO THE RIGHT. […]

  • BBKA Membership renewal (British)
    on 21st March 2019 at 6:45 pm

    TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP PLEASE CLICK `DONATE` TO THE RIGHT. […]

National Bee Unit 

  • Importing Animals and Animal Products If There’s No Brexit Deal
    on 17th February 2019 at 4:07 am

    Defra have published guidance on importing animals, which includes bees, if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. The information can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/importing-animals-animal-products-and-high-risk-food-and-feed-not-of-animal-origin-after-eu-exit Specific honey bee information will be provided on BeeBase as soon as it is available. […]

  • Change of Email Address
    on 17th February 2019 at 4:07 am

    Please be aware that the National Bee Unit email address has changed to remove the reference to ‘GSI’. Please update your records with immediate effect to use nbu@apha.gov.uk as emails sent to the old address will return invalid. […]

  • Appointment of Julian Parker as Temporary Head of National Bee Unit
    on 13th February 2019 at 4:07 am

    Following the retirement of Mike Brown on Friday 8th February, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Parker as the temporary Head of the National Bee Unit. Julian has held a variety of roles within the National Bee Unit over the past ten years, including most recently National Bee Inspector. […]

  • Starvation Alert
    on 29th November 2018 at 4:07 am

    Beekeepers should continue to monitor their colonies throughout the winter as temperatures in some regions of the UK have been unusually high for the winter months, allowing honey bee flight and forage of pollen. In some cases, small patches of brood are still being reared and the demand on the colony's food resources ongoing. Where temperatures do not allow for a sugar syrup feed, fondant icing can be placed directly on the top bars of the colony, above the cluster and fed as required.For further information, please see the ‘Best Practice Guidance No. 7 - Feeding Bees Sugar’ on the following BeeBase Page: http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=167 […]