British Beekeepers Association


British Beekeepers Association

Welcome to the British Beekeepers Association

One in three mouthfuls of the food we eat is dependent on pollination at a time when a crisis is threatening the world's honey bees.

The BBKA was set up in 1874 to promote and further the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment. It is the UK's leading organisation representing beekeepers.

We promote:

  • the importance of bees in the environment
  • support for beekeepers through education necessary to maintain healthy colonies of honey bees
  • awareness of the craft of beekeeping

On behalf of our members, we lobby Government, the EU and Official Bodies on the importance of  providing adequate funding for honey bee research.

Stop Press

Do you think you have a swarm of bees? See here for help and advice.

Sign up for BeeConnected, the new spray warning system for beekeepers and farmers.

Interested in becoming a member? Join the BBKA today

Looking for a Local Beekeeping Association? Go to our Find an Association page.

If you would like to share in the hidden world of beekeepers and their honey bees Adopt a Beehive today and help us save the honey bee! Funds raised are invested in research into honey bee health and education programmes for both beekeepers & the public.

Thank you for your time and support

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