British Beekeepers Association


British Beekeepers Association


The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), registered charity 212025, was founded in 1874 and today it represents, at national level, the interests of 24,000 amateur beekeeper members and the 3 billion honey bees they care for when pollination activity is at its peak

Our charitable objectives are ‘to further and promote the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment. Education of the very significant numbers of new beekeepers and research projects into health are important areas of current activity and investment. 

We are governed by elected Trustees in accordance with our Constitution. Funding is through the membership, donations from companies, charitable trusts and by donations. Further income from the public through fund-raising schemes, such as Adopt a Beehive and the sale of merchandise through the web-shop.