A page of useful links to Beekeeping resources on the internet, including the BBKA, DEFRA's APHA Beebase, and suppliers of Beekeeping equipment.
Plant Health Agency's (APHA) BeeBase
BeeBase is the Plant Health Agency's (APHA) National Bee Unit website. It is designed for beekeepers and supports Defra, WAG and Scotland's Bee Health Programmes and the Healthy Bees Plan, which set out to protect and sustain our valuable national bee stocks.
Advisory Leaflets, Training Manuals & Fact Sheets <<here>>
British Beekeepers' Association - Supporting bees and beekeepers.
Welcome to BeeConnected – bringing farmers and beekeepers together, and keeping beekeepers notified when a neighbouring farmer is applying insecticides to their crops.
If you’re a farmer or spray contractor, simply register below as a farmer, enter the details of when and where you’re planning to spray an insecticide that may present a risk to bees (for instance on a flowering crop, or where the field has a conservation buffer strip), and a simple notification will be sent to neighbouring beekeepers registered with the system.
If you’re a beekeeper, simply register below as a beekeeper, enter the position of your hives on our easy-to- use mapping system, and you will receive notifications from registered farmers when they are planning to spray their crops at a proximity of your choosing up to 5km away.
Kent Beekeepers' Association
With thirteen local beekeeping branches in the Kent Bee-keepers Association there are always lectures and demonstrations happening in Kent. To find out more contact your nearest branch secretary.
Sussex Beekeepers' Association
The Sussex Beekeepers Association caters for those who live in Brighton, East Grinstead and East Sussex who keep bees or who would like to start beekeeping.
Paynes Bee Farms
Based in Hassocks, Sussex, Visitors are always more than welcome to visit the shop and stock up on their range of beekeeping equipment, honeys and jams, to name a few items from their ever growing catalogue of products. Paynes has been trading On-line since 1999, and has continued to help beekeepers and customers further afield from their location, and able to offer Special Discounts and offers to those Online.
Ben and Maggi regularly sell honey at the Uckfield and Hailsham farmers’ markets, they are very keen to encourage people to view bees in a positive light. They also provide talks to groups, from children to adults, promoting the importance of bees in the environment, and the benefits of honey. They also sell Beekeeping Equipment.
Mantel Farm Shop
Having enjoyed Beekeeping ourselves for the last few years we are pleased to now be able to offer a range of beekeeping equipmentto help and encourage others to do the same. We are constantly improving and updating our range of hives and equipment so please keep an eye on what is available: We strongly recommend beekeepers belong to their local Beekeeping Association for the advice and support they can offer.
Jo started beekeeping in 2018 in memory of her lovely dad Steve. Sadly her Dad didn't get chance to fulfill a dream of keeping bees on his farm so she began in his memory and started training that summer.
She instantly fell in love with honey bees and her hobby quickly grew. A dream, together with passion and hardwork led to honey harvests and making things from the by-products straight from the hive.
Dave Cushman's Website
You may have found this site already, the well known David Cushman's website, where you can find information, albeit a somewhat personal view, on almost anything bee related,
For the past 10 years, LASI (The Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Sussex) has been doing research on honey bee hygienic behaviour. As part of this research we have been selecting, testing, breeding and rearing hygienic queens. We have received many requests over the years from beekeepers looking to obtain hygienic queens. We have established LASI Queen Bees to supply our hygienic bees to UK beekeepers.
Friends of Chernobyl's Children
HWBKA are happy to promote the charity "Friends of Chernobyl's Children" who raise money to support disadvantaged children and their families living in and around the city of Mogilev in Belarus, one of the areas worst affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.