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Other bee organisations

Links to other bee related organizations both in the UK and worldwide, if you would like to add something to the list get in touch via the contacts page – WebBee


“BeeBase is the FERA National Bee Unit website. It is designed for beekeepers and supports DEFRA, WAG and Scotland’s Bee Health Programmes and the Healthy Bees Plan, which set out to protect and sustain our valuable national bee stocks.”

lasiThe Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex is the largest research group in the UK studying honey bees and other social insects.”


The Swindon Honeybee Conservation Group (SHCG) based in Wiltshire, was formally founded by me, Ron Hoskins, in 2004 though actually commenced in 1995 when I discovered that chemicals being used by us to control Varroa mite numbers were having an adverse effect on the viability of the drone semen .

I learned my beekeeping over 70 years ago (1943) but the years which followed the arrival of  Varroa in 1992 have been the most testing, for beekeeper and the bees.


Scientific Beekeeping is not a “How You Should Keep Bees” site; rather, I’m a proponent of “Whatever Works for You” beekeeping. In short, this site is a record of my learning process as I try to understand aspects of colony health and productivity, and the reasons why various management techniques work (or don’t).  My writing is a digestion of the scientific literature, relating it to my day-to-day hands on experience and observations in my 40+ yards of bees, and then sharing what I’ve learned about the biological processes happening in the hive with other beekeepers.

natural beekeeping trust

The Natural Beekeeping Trust promotes awareness of sustainable beekeeping which is determined by our understanding of the essential needs of the bees.


“Founded in 1949, the International Bee Research Association (IBRA) is a not for profit organisation.  It is funded from the generosity of our members and supporters, and by donations and legacies.”


“The European Professional Beekeepers Association (EPBA) is an association of beekeeping organisations of EU member states.”

Bee Life
Bee Life European Beekeeping Coordination, is an association formed by professionals of the beekeeping sector from different countries of the European Union. Its main activity is the study of the impact on bees of environmental threats such as pesticides or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

In the ´90s appeared in Europe the phenomenon of the disappearance of the bees and weakening of their colonies. This phenomenon is affecting countries in which agriculture is industrialized: in addition to Europe, South and North America, Asia, and even some African countries.


Bees for Development assists beekeepers living in poor and remote areas of the world – lifting them out of poverty through beekeeping. We work with individuals, trainers, community groups and associations, raising the profile of apiculture in developing countries to ensure a sustainable future for bees, people and the environment.

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