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This week (13-19 July) is Bees’ Needs Week

Posted on 10 July 2020 | 12:00 am

Bees’ Needs Week is a campaign co-ordinated by Defra to raise awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators, and to provide practical advice on what we can all do to support them. Many organisations are working together to encourage everyone who can, to do simple things at home - like growing more flowers and cutting grass less often - to help our precious pollinators thrive, and to engage further with nature through citizen science initiatives.
There’s more information on the Bees’ Needs Website. Throughout the week a variety of content will be shared online including:
• Why bees are important animation
• Day in the life of a beekeeper video
• Educational resources including bumble bee identification
• Information on the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme
Get involved with Bees’ Needs Week on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #BeesNeeds

New Presentations Online

Posted on 11 June 2020 | 12:00 am

The National Bee Unit is pleased to share a range of presentations created by Fera Science Ltd. presented by Kirsty Stainton on;
Asian Hornet Biology
Asian Hornet Genetics
European foulbrood

The presentations can be found on BeeBases pages on Asian hornet and Foulbrood.
Please do contact us with your feedback.


Posted on 9 April 2020 | 12:00 am

Scottish beekeepers; please read the attached information note from Scottish Government.



Jimmy Doherty

Posted on 3 August 2020 | 1:19 pm

Introducing BBKA Patron – Jimmy Doherty   Jimmy Doherty is a natural choice to be the first new Patron of the BBKA in the Twenty-first century. Jimmy has had a keen interest in insects since he was a young boy. With stints working at a wildlife park in his teens and later working as an Entomologist in his Twenties at London’s Natural History Museum, to read for his PhD in Entomology and starting a 140 acre farm, Jimmy has an active interest in food and the outdoors all his life. Bees Jimmy has a great interest in bees and has even travelled to Nepal and spent time with the honey hunters there. He is also President of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Farmer ‘Jimmy’s Farm’ in Suffolk is home to all sorts of native livestock including pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and turkeys. He also encourages food provenance and local food supply chains in his onsite restaurant. Combining his ethos of small scale farming; beekeeping; rearing of native breeds and t...

Thank you for your membership enquiry

Posted on 3 August 2020 | 11:58 am

Thank you for your application to join the BBKA as a direct member. Your application will be processed within the next 5 working days at which time you will be emailed an online application to complete. Should you have any enquiries in the meantime or if you do not receive the application form email within 5 working days please �contact

ADM 2021 - 10.30am, Saturday 16th January 2021 at Myton School, Warwick, CV34 6PJ

Posted on 31 July 2020 | 2:40 pm

ADM Voting Consultation Notes: version July 2020 2020 ADM Draft Minutes 11 January 2020 : draft v3 Executive actions  on propositions passed by 2020 ADM: v 25-07-2020 2020 ADM Delegate Pack  1.  Index to Pack 2. Section 1 - Standing Orders & Governance 3.  Section 2 - Finance Reports 4.  Management Accounts & Budget 5. Section 3 - Nominations & Propositions BBKA registered Incorporated Charity No. 1185343 Constitution Annex C to the constitution - Dispute Resolution Policy ADM Delegates' Expenses Policy Delegate Expenses Claim Form 2019 Delegate Pack - section 1  Financial Reports 1    Fin. Report 2    Management Report  Nominations    Propositions x