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NBU Contacts

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
Fax: +44(0)1904 462240

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
Research Lead - Bee Health (Fera) Giles Budge

Telephone: 01904 462375
Technical Advisor Jason Learner

Telephone: 0208 026 2495
National Bee Inspector Julian Parker

Telephone: 01494 488393
Mobile: 07775 119469
Office Manager Kate Parker

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Office Support Lesley Debenham

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Madeline Baker

Head of National Bee Unit Mike Brown

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Contingency Planning and Science Officer Nigel Semmence

Telephone: 0208 2256602
Mobile: 07776 493649

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

Lead Bee Inspector - Scotland
Stephen Sunderland
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 Vicky O'Donnell on 0300 244 9873
Fax: 0131 244 6616

Find my nearest inspector


We are currently carrying some Regional and Seasonal Inspector vacancies, if there is not an Inspector listed for your region, please contact the NBU Office or Julian Parker (acting National Bee Inspector) in the first instance.

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

Tel No: 01204 381186
Mobile No: 07815 872604
Seasonal Bee Inspectors

Region: North East England
Counties Included Derbyshire
East Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
Regional Bee Inspector Ivor Flatman

Tel No: 01924 252795
Mobile No: 07775 119436
Seasonal Bee Inspectors

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

Tel No: 01485 520838
Mobile No: 07919 004215
Seasonal Bee Inspectors

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

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

Tel No:
Mobile No: 07775 119480
Seasonal Bee Inspectors