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BeeBase is the Animal and Plant Health Agency's (APHA) National Bee Unit website. It is designed for beekeepers and
supports Defra, Welsh Government and Scotland's Bee Health Programmes and
Healthy Bees Plan, which set out to protect and sustain our valuable
national bee stocks.
Our website provides a wide range of apicultural information for beekeepers,
to help keep their colonies healthy and productive. It provides a wide range of beekeeping information, such
as the activities of the NBU, honey bee related legislation, pests and diseases information which includes their
recognition and control, publications, advisory leaflets and key contacts.
We hope both new and experienced beekeepers will find this an extremely
useful resource and sign up. Please provide
on what you think and what you'd like to see on the site.
Knowing the distribution of
beekeepers and their apiaries across the country helps us to effectively
monitor and control the spread of serious honey bee pests and diseases,
as well as provide up-to-date information in keeping bees healthy and
productive. By telling us who you are you'll be playing a very important
part in helping to maintain and sustain honey bees for the future. Joining
a Beekeeping Association
has many advantages for both new beekepers and the
more experienced. You can also look at our
Who to Contact
page for more information.
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
We are continually looking at ways we can improve BeeBase and
welcome any feedback. Please
to submit your suggestions.