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Hive Count

The National Bee Unit needs YOU to update your records!


The National Bee Unit is again asking beekeepers to take part in the National Hive Count and update BeeBase with their colony numbers. This information is vital for our planning and preparation for outbreaks of disease or exotic pest incursions. Outbreaks of the Asian hornet in 2016 and September this year demonstrates the need for accurate and up to date figures for the number and location of beekeepers, hives and apiaries in the UK. This data helps to inform where we need to deploy Bee Inspectors and Asian hornet traps, improving our chances of early detection of this damaging invasive species.

We are asking all beekeepers to notify us of the number of hives they owned on 1st November 2017. Using this date helps us to ensure consistency across the country by reflecting the national position at a single point in time. Please provide this information by 31st December. If for any reason you are unable to update your BeeBase records before this date, your submission will still help with our contingency planning and preparation.


Please click this link to update your Hive Count.


Our Frequently Asked Questions provide guidance on how to do this. If you have any other questions not covered by this please don’t hesitate to contact us by:


Email:

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Telephone: 0300 3030094

Please be aware that we will be dealing with a very large volume of calls and enquiries from beekeepers. However, we aim to respond to your enquiry within 5 working days.

The project is led by the National Bee Unit and supported by Defra, the Welsh Government, Scottish Government, DAERA, British Beekeepers Association, Welsh Beekeepers Association, Scottish Beekeepers Association, International Bee Research Association, and the National Diploma in Beekeeping.


Having a greater knowledge of the number of bee hives in the UK forms part of recent strategies which are committed to taking action to improve the state of our pollinators. They set out how, by working together, we can ensure a thriving and sustainable pollinator population.

                                       - The National Pollinator Strategy;
                                       - The Healthy Bees Plan;
                                       - The Action Plan for Pollinators (Wales);
                                       - Honey Bee Health Strategy for Scotland;
                                       - Pollinator Strategy for Scotland;
                                       - Strategy for the Sustainability of the Honey Bee.

Last year’s count indicated a total UK population of honey bee hives of approximately 223,000. Please note that several assumptions formed part of the calculations used to get derive this number. It is therefore classed as an ‘experimental statistic’.

We thank you in advance for your assistance in this project.

National Bee Unit

Cyfrif Cychod Gwenyn


Mae’r Uned Wenyn Genedlaethol am i CHI ddiweddaru’ch cofnodion!

Mae’r Uned Wenyn Genedlaethol unwaith eto yn gofyn i wenynwyr gymryd rhan yn y Cyfrif Cychod Gwenyn Cenedlaethol a diweddaru BeeBase drwy nodi nifer eu nythfeydd. Mae’r wybodaeth hon yn hollbwysig er mwyn i ni gynllunio a pharatoi ar gyfer achosion o glefyd neu ymosodiadau gan blâu egsotig. Mae’r achosion o gacwn Asia yn 2016 ac ym mis Medi eleni yn dangos bod angen ffigurau cywir a chyfredol am nifer y gwenynwyr, y cychod gwenyn a’r gwenynfeydd yn y DU a’u lleoliad. Mae’r data hyn yn helpu i lywio penderfyniadau yngl┼Ěn â ble mae angen danfon Arolygwyr Gwenyn a defnyddio trapiau cacwn Asia, gan ei gwneud yn fwy tebygol y gallwn ganfod y rhywogaeth oresgynnol niweidiol hon ar gam cynnar.

Rydym yn gofyn i bob gwenynwr ein hysbysu o nifer y cychod gwenyn y mae’n berchen arnynt ar 1 Tachwedd 2017. Mae’r data hyn yn ein helpu i sicrhau cysondeb ledled y wlad drwy adlewyrchu’r sefyllfa genedlaethol ar adeg benodol. A fyddech cystal â rhoi’r wybodaeth hon erbyn 31 Rhagfyr. Os na allwch ddiweddaru’ch cofnodion ar BeeBase cyn y dyddiad hwn am unrhyw reswm, byddwn yn dal i gyfrif eich ymateb a bydd yn helpu’r UWG gyda’i gwaith cynllunio wrth gefn.


Cliciwch ar y ddolen hon i ddiweddaru eich Cyfrif Cychod Gwenyn.

Mae ein Cwestiynau Cyffredin yn rhoi canllawiau ar sut i wneud hyn. Os bydd gennych unrhyw gwestiynau eraill nad ymdrinnir â hwy yma, mae croeso i chi gysylltu â ni drwy:

E-bost: hive.count@apha.gsi.gov.uk%20

Ffôn:0300 3030094

Dylech fod yn ymwybodol y byddwn yn ymdrin â nifer fawr iawn o alwadau ac ymholiadau gan wenwynwyr. Fodd bynnag, byddwn yn anelu at ymateb i’ch ymholiad o fewn pum diwrnod gwaith

Mae cael mwy o wybodaeth am nifer y cychod gwenyn yn y DU yn rhan o strategaethau diweddar sy’n ymrwymedig i gymryd camau i wella sefyllfa ein pryfed peillio. Maent yn nodi sut y gallwn, drwy gydweithio, sicrhau poblogaeth ffyniannus a chynaliadwy o bryfed peillio.

Y Strategaeth Pryfed Peillio Genedlaethol;

Y Cynllun Gwenyn Iach;

Cynllun Gweithredu ar gyfer Pryfed Peillio (Cymru);

Strategaeth Iechyd Gwenyn Mêl yr Alban;

Strategaeth er Cynaliadwyedd Gwenyn Mêl.

Nododd y cyfrif y llynedd fod tua 223,000 o gychod gwenyn mêl yn y DU. Noder bod sawl tybiaeth wedi bod yn rhan o’r cyfrifiadau a ddefnyddiwyd i gael y ffigur hwn. Felly, caiff ei ddosbarthu’n ‘ystadegyn arbrofol’.

Diolch i chi ymlaen llaw am eich cymorth yn y prosiect hwn.

Yr Uned Wenyn Genedlaethol