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NBU Contacts

Please be aware that the National Bee Unit email address has changed removing the reference to 'GSI'

General Enquiries
National Bee Unit, The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA),
National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ, UK Email:

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Telephone: +44 0300 3030094

Do you have a question?

For enquiries relating to bumblebees, please contact the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

For enquiries relating to swarms and general beekeeping husbandry, please contact the British Beekeepers Association or the Welsh Beekeepers Association

Before contacting us, please take a look at our FAQ page to see if your question is answered there. Thank you.

NBU Office
BeeBase and Advice Manager Adam Parker

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Head of National Bee Unit Julian Parker

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Office Support Lesley Debenham

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Contingency Planning and Science Officer Nigel Semmence

Telephone: 0300 3030094
National Bee Inspector Sandra Gray

Telephone: 0300 3030094

Beekeeper in Scotland?
General contact details for your local Bee Inspector can be found at:

Lead Bee Inspector - Scotland
Luis Molero
Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate,
Mail: P Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD
Phone: For bee health information and related matters leave message with Jackie Quigley on 0300 244 9151

Find my nearest inspector


Region: Northern England
Counties Included Cheshire
County Durham
Greater Manchester
Tyne & Wear
Regional Bee Inspector Mark McLoughlin

Tel No:
Mobile No: 07500 891425

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Caroline Coughlin

Mobile No: 07500 891423

Julia Hoggard

Mobile No: 07900 394303

Brian Murphy

Mobile No: 07747 765934

John Zamorski

Mobile No: 07775 119446

Region: Western England
Counties Included Gloucestershire
West Midlands
Regional Bee Inspector Colin Pavey

Tel No:
Mobile No: 07775 119471

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Jonathan Axe

Mobile No: 07867 151641

Benjamin Bowen

Mobile No: 07557 178512

Gordon Bull

Mobile No: 07867 351626

Elizabeth Gardner

Mobile No: 07867 351610

Colleen Reichling

Mobile No: 07990 138898

Region: North East England
Counties Included Derbyshire
East Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
Regional Bee Inspector Dhonn Atkinson

Tel No: 07775 119437
Mobile No: 07775 119437

Seasonal Bee Inspectors David Bough

Mobile No: 07824 408973

Phil Khorassandjian

Mobile No: 07554 330488

Timothy Roper

Mobile No: 07775 119441

Adrian Wilford

Mobile No: 07775 119444

Region: Eastern England
Counties Included Bedfordshire
Regional Bee Inspector Keith Morgan

Tel No: 01485 520838
Mobile No: 07919 004215

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Jonathan Baynes

Mobile No: 07557 157149

David Burns

Mobile No: 07900 365721

Peter Folge

Mobile No: 07775 119433

Ian Nichols

Mobile No: 07557 178416

Regina Nickel

Mobile No: 07824 456713

Simon Oglesby

Mobile No: 07824 475748

Region: South West England
Counties Included Avon
Scilly Isles
Regional Bee Inspector Simon Jones

Tel No: 01823 442228
Mobile No: 07775 119459

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Eleanor Burgess

Mobile No: 07775 119465

Leila Goss

Mobile No: 07775 119453

Eric James

Mobile No: 07979 119369

David Packham

Mobile No: 07775 119463

Megan Seymour

Mobile No: 07775 119475

Hazel Vallis

Mobile No: 07775 119457

Region: Southern England
Counties Included Berkshire
Isle of Wight
Regional Bee Inspector Peter Davies

Tel No: 07900 292160

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Avril Earl

Mobile No: 07824 529422

Daniel Etheridge

Mobile No: 07979 119376

Mark Lynch

Mobile No: 07824 530180

Robert Poole

Mobile No: 07990 138894

Kevin Pope

Mobile No: 07775 119466

Phillip Spillane

Mobile No: 07775 119470

Region: South East England
Counties Included East Sussex
Greater London
West Sussex
Regional Bee Inspector Kay Wreford

Tel No:
Mobile No: 07775 119483

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Thomas Bickerdike

Mobile No: 07775 119464

Julie Parker

Mobile No: 07769 933191

Diane Steele

Mobile No: 07775 119452

Stewart Westsmith

Mobile No: 07769 933172

Region: Wales
Counties Included Clwyd
Mid Glamorgan
South Glamorgan
West Glamorgan
Regional Bee Inspector Francis Gellatly

Tel No: 01267 202732
Mobile No: 07775 119480

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Paul Aslin

Mobile No: 07867 351605

Daniel Baxter

Mobile No: 07771038646

Paul Davies

Mobile No: 07557566228

Tony Davis

Mobile No: 07900 166018

Jonathan Garratt

Mobile No: 07775 119479

Margaret Gill

Mobile No: 07979 119373

Shane Jones

Mobile No: 07827 552312

Karen Smith

Mobile No: 07979 119374

Christopher Welton

Mobile No: 07900 166143