NBU

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

  • Reported Turkish bee has been identified as a UK native leafcutter bee
    on August 5, 2019 at 3:49 am

    DNA barcoding analysis of a suspect sample of Osmia spp. from Turkey has confirmed it to be a native UK species of leafcutter bee, Megachile centuncularis.The […]

  • Asian hornet in New Milton, Hampshire
    on July 3, 2019 at 3:49 am

    The National Bee Unit has today (Wednesday 3 July 2019) confirmed a sighting of an individual, female Asian hornet in New Milton, Hampshire, after it was […]

  • Reoccurrence of Small Hive Beetle in Sicily
    on July 1, 2019 at 3:49 am

    The Italian authorities have notified the Commission of the reoccurrence of Small Hive Beetle in Sicily in the Siracusa area. The EU will be discussing changes […]

  • Gmail Account - Emails Being Filtered
    on June 30, 2019 at 3:49 am

    We are having a few enquiries from beekeepers with Gmail accounts regarding our emails not being received.Please add nbu@beebaseadmin.fera.co.uk to your […]

  • Swarms of honeybees
    on May 29, 2019 at 3:49 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 […]