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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),
York Biotech 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 Manager Adam Parker

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Programme Support Diane Gillibrand

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Head of National Bee Unit Julian Parker

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Contingency Planning and Science Officer Nigel Semmence

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Healthy Bees Plan Project Manager Rebekah Clarkson

Telephone: 0300 3030094
Programme Support Samantha O'Toole

Telephone: 0300 3030094

Beekeeper in Scotland?
General contact details for your local Bee Inspector can be found at: www.scotland.gov.uk

Lead Bee Inspector - Scotland
Claire Gill
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: North West England
Counties Included Cheshire
Greater Manchester
West Yorkshire
Regional Bee Inspector Mark McLoughlin

Tel No: 07500 891425

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Caroline Coughlin

Mobile No: 07500 891423

Kay Phillips

Mobile No: 07796 435125

Region: Western England
Counties Included Avon
West Midlands
Regional Bee Inspector Jonathan Axe

Tel No: 07867 151641

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Benjamin Bowen

Mobile No: 07557 178512

Elizabeth Gardner

Mobile No: 07867 351610

Bronwen Hopkins

Mobile No: 07796433626

Colleen Reichling

Mobile No: 07990 138898

Region: North East England
Counties Included County Durham
East Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
Tyne & Wear
Regional Bee Inspector David Bough

Tel No: 07824 408973

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Keith Bartlem

Mobile No: 07385 397936

Brian Murphy

Mobile No: 07747 765934

Timothy Roper

Mobile No: 07775 119441

Adrian Wilford

Mobile No: 07775 119444

Region: Eastern England
Counties Included Bedfordshire
Regional Bee Inspector Peter Davies

Tel No: 07900 292160

Seasonal Bee Inspectors David Burns

Mobile No: 07900 365721

Peter Folge

Mobile No: 07775 119433

Christopher Milton

Mobile No: 07823 425133

Ian Nichols

Mobile No: 07557 178416

Jack Silberrad

Mobile No: 07776 165869

Region: South West England
Counties Included Cornwall
Scilly Isles
Regional Bee Inspector Megan Seymour

Tel No: 07775 119475

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Leila Goss

Mobile No: 07775 119453

Cathy Mudge

Mobile No: 07818110458

David Packham

Mobile No: 07775 119463

Hazel Vallis

Mobile No: 07775 119457

Region: Central England
Counties Included Berkshire
Isle of Wight
Regional Bee Inspector John Geden

Tel No: 07501 275259

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Avril Earl

Mobile No: 07824 529422

Mark Lynch

Mobile No: 07824 530180

Isaac Mullane

Mobile No: 07552 262787

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 Daniel Etheridge

Tel No: 07979 119376

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Thomas Bickerdike

Mobile No: 07775 119464

Danyal Conn

Mobile No: 07584 202700

Lisa Jenkins

Mobile No: 07810094088

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 Margaret Gill

Tel No: 07979 119373

Seasonal Bee Inspectors Daniel Baxter

Mobile No: 07771038646

Thomas Birch

Mobile No: 07796021642

Liz Childerley

Mobile No: 07867180968

Paul Davies

Mobile No: 07557566228

Jonathan Garratt

Mobile No: 07775 119479

Karen Smith

Mobile No: 07979 119374

Edmund Thomas

Mobile No: 07385 930914

George Tonge

Mobile No: 07769 643138

Christopher Welton

Mobile No: 07900 166143