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

  • Importing Animals and Animal Products If There’s No Brexit Deal
    on February 17, 2019 at 10:31 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 […]

  • Change of Email Address
    on February 17, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Please be aware that National Bee Unit email address has changed to remove the reference to ‘GSI’. Please update your records with immediate […]

  • Appointment of Julian Parker as Temporary Head of National Bee Unit
    on February 13, 2019 at 10:31 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 […]

  • Starvation Alert
    on November 29, 2018 at 10:31 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 […]

  • Northern Regional Bee Inspector Vacancy
    on November 6, 2018 at 10:31 am

    A Regional Bee Inspector Vacancy is now live on the Civil Service Jobs website. The area we are recruiting in is:Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Wirral and […]