Latest News

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


  • BBKA Membership renewal (British)
    on 27th May 2019 at 7:15 am


  • BBKA Membership new (British)
    on 26th May 2019 at 3:09 pm


  • Apiary and Education
    on 25th May 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Our Apiary will be a live resource for learning about the environment and pollinatorsOur plans includea 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. […]

  • World Bee Day 2019
    on 24th May 2019 at 11:52 am

    20 May 2019 World Bee Day - Do Your Bit  The health of honeybees is taken as a prime indicator of the state of our natural world.  To celebrate World Bee Day, the United Nations Postal Administration has issued 3 new bee stamps:  You can find them all here: The writer, Alison Benjamin, in the Guardian newspaper summed up why we should care enough about bees to do something.  Save Our Bees Save Ourselves  Our former President Tim Lovett attended a reception at the residence of the US Ambassador to London last week to mark World Bee Day, he said " It was a privilege to enjoy the elegant facilities and beautiful gardens of Winfield House. And encouraging to hear that the US Ambassador Woody Johnson was in no doubt about the importance of our honeybees and other pollinators. Defra Minister Lord Gardiner was also present and he agreed."   The BBKA (British Beekeepers Association) is renewing its plea that you find somethi... […]

National Bee Unit 

  • Email Issues
    on 23rd May 2019 at 9:37 am

    Please be aware we are currently experiencing issues with emails to In the interim, please direct email correspondence to We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. […]

  • Swarms of honeybees
    on 15th May 2019 at 9:37 am

    The National Bee Unit has been receiving a large amount of calls regarding honey bee swarms. Please note that we do not deal with swarms, however, you may find the following advice useful in re-directing your enquiry:First of all it is important to establish what sort of insect it is. Usually, beekeepers are only willing to assist with honey bees. The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) website holds list of volunteer Swarm Collectors and has a very useful identification and guidance page. […]

  • E-Learning Module - Technical Issues
    on 9th May 2019 at 9:37 am

    Please note we are experiencing technical issues with our online e-learning courses.This has been reported to IT and is under investigation.Please accept our apologies for this and we will advise when they are back up and running. […]

  • Scottish Government Vacancy - Lead Bee Inspector
    on 28th March 2019 at 9:37 am

    The Scottish Government are currently recruiting for a new Lead Bee Inspector. For further details please see here. […]