Please find a list below of local associations and useful beekeeping websites:
BBKA – British Beekeepers Association – Supporting bees and beekeepers.
BIBBA – Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA).
BeeBase – Providing invaluable information for Beekeepers regarding disease.
Dave Cushman – Detailed information on all aspects of beekeeping and beekeeping equipment
Off-Shoots Permaculture Project – The Offshoots Permaculture project is a thriving fruit and vegetable garden, bee breeding site and training centre. It is also the site of the club apiary.
Lancashire and North West Beekeepers Association – Affiliated to the BBKA, it contains our 7 branches.
Blackpool and Fylde Beekeepers Association – Branch of Lancs & NW BKA.
Liverpool and Merseyside Beekeepers Association – Branch of Lancs & NW BKA.
Medlock Beekeepers Association – Branch of Lancs & NW BKA.
Ormskirk and Croston Beekeepers Association – Branch of Lancs & NW BKA.
Preston and District Beekeepers Association – Branch of Lancs & NW BKA.
Southport and Formby Beekeepers Association – Branch of Lancs & NW BKA.
Lancaster Beekeepers – Neighbouring association who hold useful talks and courses.
Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers Association – Neighbouring association connected to RHS Harlow Carr.
Manchester Beekeepers Association – Very helpful local association with a wealth of information.
Bee Farmers Association – The Bee Farmers’ Association is the voice of professional beekeeping in the United Kingdom (UK). As the commercial trade association for the sector, they represent around 400 bee farming businesses. Their members produce honey throughout the UK and supply products in bulk, for wholesale and for retail. In addition, the association provides contract pollination services to growers.
Bees for Development – Bees for Development promotes sustainable beekeeping as a means of alleviating poverty and promoting biodiversity. We run practical, community-based projects around the world. Our principal activities are the development, funding and support of locally-run, self-sustaining education initiatives and supporting market access.