Useful Links

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Apimondia (
The major objective of APIMONDIA is to facilitate the exchange of information and discussions.  This is done by organising congresses, conferences and seminars where beekeepers, scientist, honey-traders and legislators meet to listen, discuss and learn from one another.

The British Beekeepers Association exists to promote the craft of beekeeping, to train and inform UK beekeepers and to support research into bee health management.

Bee Books New and Old (

BeeCraft (
This is a full colour monthly beekeeping magazine delivered direct to your door. BeeCraft aims to provide the latest beekeeping ideas and scientific research for beginners and seasoned apiarists. Also provides free online meeting, check dates and more information on

Bees for Development (
An independent organisation founded in 1993 by Dr Nicola Bradbear and Ms Helen Jackson.  Bees for Development is an information service working at the centre of an international network of people and organisations involved with apiculture in developing countries.

Dave Cushman’s Website (  is well known by beekeepers worldwide as a comprehensive source of sound information and is consulted by beekeepers of all abilities.

Dean Garden Centre (
Deans Garden Centre is an agent for Thorne’s products.

Beebase (
You can register as a beekeeper and can request a free apiary visit from your local inspector who will provide any help and advice you need.

International Bee Research Association (
The International Bee Research Association (IBRA), is a charity working to increase awareness of the vital role of bees in the environment and to encourage the use of bees as wealth creators.

Northern Bee Books (
Northern Bee Books are publishers of leading Beekeeping Magazines.

Shopping/ Equipment Suppliers




Abelo Ltd. Old Station Yard
Common Road, Dunnington
Phone (+44) 01904 849331
Mobile (+44) 07508 944101

General Beekeeping equipment our local supplier

BB Wear

Unit NP1,
Rosedene Farm,Threemilestone,
Truro, Cornwall TR4 9AN
Phone 01872 562731

Clothing and equipment usually has a YDBKA association discount

Bee Equipment

The Pack House. Highland Court Farm
Coldharbour Lane
Bridge, Kent CT4 5HW
Sales: (+44) 01227 833 807

Formerly Mann Lake till they pulled the plug now trading as Bee Equipment

Brunel Microscopes Ltd

Unit 2, Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate
Vincients Rd, Chippenham SN14 6NQ
Tel: 01249 462655

Microscopes and associated equipment.

Claro Bees

Near to Harlow Carr and next to the Harrogate Arms
 Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QA.

Run by Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers
Only open on Saturday Mornings through the Season

Glass & Plastic containers LTD

Mobile 07703 297028

Good local supplier of Jars and Lids based in Leeds best contact by email or Mobile and will deliver any quantity.

Maisemore Apiaries

Old Road, Maisemore
Gloucester GL2 8HT
Tel: 01452 700289

General Beekeeping supplies

Northern Bees

D B Engineering Ltd, Unit 4A Becklands Close,
Bar Lane, Roecliffe,
Boroughbridge, York YO51 9NR
01423 329008

Used to be in Ripon now under new management

Paynes Southdown Bee Farms Ltd

Paynes Bee Farm Ltd. Bentley Cottage
Wickham Hill. Hassocks
West Sussex BN6 9NP
Tel: 01273 843388

General Beekeeping supplies

B J Sherriff

B.J. Sherriff
Carclew Road. Mylor Downs
Falmouth. Cornwall TR11 5UN

Accessories & Clothing

Simon The Beekeeper

63 Arnolds crescent
Newbold Verdon
Leicestershire LE9 9LW

General Beekeeping supplies


Swienty A/S
Hørtoftvej 16
DK-6400 Sønderborg
Tel:+ 45 7448 6969

General Beekeeping supplies


Several addresses & agents throughout UK
Tel: 01673 858555

General Beekeeping supplies everything you want and more but can be a bit pricey


Address Description
BeeBase National Bee Unit, UK.
Register, you have no reason not too.
Bee Improvement &
Bee Breeders Association The organisation reintroducing and promoting the native UK Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera Mellifera
British BeeKeepers Association National Association for Britain.  All Associations have some affiliation to the BBKA.
Food & Environment Research Agency UK Food and Environment Research and enforcement agency.
The National Honey Show Title says it all?
Scottish Beekeepers Association
Beverley Beekeepers

Yorkshire Beekeepers  Association

It’s the Yorkshire regional association

Films & Media

Address Description
Jeff Horchoff Beekeeping in Southern Louisiana good entertainment some of which can be applicable to UK Beekeepers
The Bush Beeman Beekeeping in South Australia, very entertaining with the odd smattering of bad language but mostly how NOT to do beekeeping
Norfolk Honey Company Quite a lot of good info but interspersed with a lot of advertising about his sponsors


Address Description
Mike Waites – Mike the Beeman Heatherlea Cottage, Corsock, DG73DR
01644 440 202 / 07770 777 603
Based in Corsock Just over the  Border near Dumfries lots of good videos
Beekeeping Forum Quite a good site for swapping information with lots of different threads.