Links to Useful Websites


BeeCraft is the UK’s best-selling monthly beekeeping magazine. Known as ‘The Independent Voice of British Beekeeping’, BeeCraft is written for beekeepers at all levels of experience. The magazine contains up-to-date articles on beekeeping practice, equipment, features from across the UK and around the world, and clear presentations of the latest bee science and research.

Beebase – The National Bee Unit
Lots of useful information for beekeepers from the National Bee Unit. Report a notifiable disease. Find the phone number for your local bee inspector here.

Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd (BDI)
Information about the Bee Disease Insurance that members get as part of their membership fee.

Gloucestershire Beekeepers’ Association
Our parent organisation.

British Beekeepers Association (BBKA)
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.

Local Beekeeping Association Branches

Dean Forest Branch

Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch

Stroud Branch

Cirencester and District Beekeepers

North Cotswold Branch

South Gloucestershire branch

Herefordshire Beekeepers

Other organizations

Bringing farmers and beekeepers together, and keeping beekeepers notified when a neighbouring farmer is applying insecticides to their crops.

Bees for Development
The specialist international beekeeping organisation. Bees for Development promotes sustainable beekeeping as a means of alleviating poverty and promoting biodiversity.

Bees Abroad
The aim of Bees Abroad is to provide education and technical advice in Beekeeping and suitable business skills. This is achieved by setting up and supporting field extension services, running training courses for local beekeepers and financing trainers.

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
The prevention of the extinction of any of the UK’s bumblebees
Bumblebees are an important and cherished component of our biodiversity. Several species are threatened with national extinction. We aim to ensure that populations of these species have a long-term future in the UK.

Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association
BIBBA was founded in 1964, by Beowulf Cooper and others, for the conservation, restoration, study, selection and improvement of the native and near-native honey bees of Britain and Ireland (Apis mellifera mellifera).

Dave Cushman
Dave Cushman’s website is a huge resource that is considered by many to be the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative beekeeping website.

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