The BBKA, an educational charity set up in 1874, is the UK's leading organisation representing beekeepers.
- the importance of bees in the environment
- support for beekeepers through education necessary to maintain healthy colonies of honey bees
- awareness of the craft of beekeeping
On behalf of our members, we lobby Government, the EU and Official Bodies on the importance of providing adequate funding for honey bee research.
Our website provides a wide range of free information for beekeepers, to help keep their honey bees healthy and productive.Sign up to BeeBase
As well as being able to put the details of your bees and apiaries onto BeeBase including inspections information, you may also be able to arrange an apiary visit from your local inspector who can provide the comprehensive help and advice you need. Please bear in mind that inspectors are very busy with a prioritised inspection programme and that it may not be possible to arrange these visits straight away. This workload means that they will usually only arrange a visit if they think it necessary to see the colonies first hand.