The ones that make the BIGGEST difference
are the ones who do LITTLE things consistently ...

Generic placeholder image


27 Jan 2020

2nd Annual General Meeting

Members only | Free

ME18 6JS, Yalding Village Hall

Join Laddingford Beekeepers

Joining the club is nice and easy.

Read more

What can I do?

Becoming a Beekeeper or not,
we can all do a bit.

Read more

Help, I found a Swarm...

Find out what to do now !

Read more


Smarter Rules for Safer Food - Official Controls Regulation

Posted on 16 December 2019 | 12:00 am

The new Official Controls Regulation (OCR) will apply directly to the UK from 14th December 2019. Please read the OCR Factsheet for further information.

Seasonal Bee Inspector Vacancy - Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Merthyr Tydfil area

Posted on 11 December 2019 | 12:00 am

The National Bee Unit has a vacancy for a Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) in the Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Merthyr Tydfil area. If you are interested in applying for the job, please follow this link.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Frank Gellatly (Regional Bee Inspector for Wales) - 01267 202 732/07775 119 480 -


Mae gan Yr Uned Wenyn Genedlaethol swydd wag ar gyfer Arolygydd Gwenyn Tymhorol (SBI) yn ardalAbertawe, Castell-Nedd Port Talbot, Merthyr Tudful. Os oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn gwneud cais ar gyfer y swydd, dilynwch y ddolen ganlynol.

Os bydd gennych unrhyw gwestiynau ynglyn â'r swydd, cysylltwch â Frank Gellatly (Arolygydd Gwenyn Rhanbarthol Cymru) - 01267 202732 / 07775 119480 -

RSS Feed - Issue Resolved

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 12:00 am

The RSS news feed issue has been resolved - apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.


BBKA 2020 Spring Convention

Posted on 18 January 2020 | 4:25 pm

  Extra Workshop - Advanced Swarm Control Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 April 2020 The Beekeeping Event of the Year! 20+ Lectures; 50+ Workshops & Seminars for all levels of beekeeping experience including BBKA Funded Research Session Friday Large Trade Show Saturday  ♦ Not for Profit Exhibitors Friday and Saturday Excellent facilities; great value catering and accommodation available Click on the BLUE links below for more information  Download the Full Programme or FAQS Read How to Book using the web-based system. Book now for Wristbands, Workshops & Seminars, Accommodation and Dinners. Click for the three day Events Schedules . Details of the Lecture Programme are here Workshops & Seminars information is here; please read before booking. Tradeshow Saturday 4th only; all the main suppliers/leading companies Read about ...

Congratulations to all those who passed their Basic Assessment in Beekeeping in 2019!

Posted on 15 January 2020 | 3:39 pm

We hope you all have an excellent year beekeeping in 2020 - well done on a fantastic achievement. Basic_Results_for_2019.pdf

Guidance for Schools Membership

Posted on 15 January 2020 | 3:38 pm

Current advice for branches and associations on Schools Members (access to Bees in the Curriculum website / insurance off the school site / BBKA News / FREE entry to Junior Certificates) For schools wanting to become a member (non-beekeeping school) One school contact to be named under ‘Schools’ membership (same cost to BBKA HQ as a 'registered' member) – using school address and email address For schools wanting to become a ‘beekeeping school’ (I.e keep bees onsite) We strongly recommend that there are at least 2 additional ‘partner’ beekeepers in case of sickness or absence (but can be more) All of the above should have ideally completed introduction courses before keeping bees onsite Strongly recommend that they have initial support of an association/branch mentor To record this in ER2, the membership database Main contact registered under ‘Schools’ category ‘Partner’ members to be listed und...