It is highly recommended that all bee keepers register with BeeBase.

They provide useful information on the art of apiculture and send out information regarding disease outbreaks in the area or alerts for possible starvation / varroa problems.

Beebase News Feed

  • Social science study on how best to support beekeepers and bee farmers through education, information and advice
    on January 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Understanding how turnover (“churn”) among beekeepers can be managed and review information sources, learning methods and use of social media, to develop […]

  • COVID-19 and Beekeeping update
    on January 11, 2021 at 12:00 am

    This is a re-issue of the guidance provided in October 2020:Please find the latest Covid-19 beekeeping guidance. The update includes separate links to the […]

  • Starvation and Varroa Alert
    on December 4, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Observations from beekeepers and Bee Inspectors across the UK suggest that some colonies of bees are becoming short of food.Please monitor your colonies […]

  • Julian Parker – Head of APHA’s National Bee Unit.
    on November 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Following a recent recruitment process Julian Parker has been appointed as Head of the National Bee Unit (NBU) within Defra’s Animal and Plant Health Agency. […]

  • Email issues
    on November 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    If you have sent an email to nbu@apha.gov.uk between the 10th November and the 16th November, due to a system failure your message has not been received. […]