Resources

Information on interesting bee related topics, the weather and other fun sites.

British Butterflies
http://www.britishbutterflies.co.uk/

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Bee health information

Here are links to information on Bee health websites and information on healthy bee programmes worldwide. The UK Government Bee Health guide aims to help farmers and beekeepers to understand the importance of bees to farming and the environment, and how to safeguard and protect bees and other pollinators. It outlines threats to bees from …

Small Hive Beetle Information

Hello Beekeepers! Here are some links to information on the “Small Hive Beetle” that is a threat to the populations of honeybees and possibly other bee populations in the UK. A work in progress, more information will be added later -WebBee What Is the Small Hive Beetle (SHB)? The Small Hive Beetle is a beetle …

Weather links to check your Bee-weather

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ Check out the weather at you Apiary with these links, before you go.   UK met office website http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/   A good weather site for finding out if it will rain on you and your bees.Netweather rainfall radar   An interesting project to remotely monitor the temperature in a bee hive. Open Hive …

BBKA for the Coming Years – Survey 2015

In 2015 the BBKA commissioned a survey, it was conducted during the months of October to December 2015 by a Working Party set up by the then Chairman of the BBKA, Doug Brown. The intention of the Survey was to obtain the reaction of the membership of the BBKA to a number of questions posed …

Other Insect Websites

Honeybees have a very intricate relationship with many insects, from flies and wasps to beetles and butterflies, here are some links to other websites that can help identify Bees, wasps and other things that are usually found in close proximity to Bee colonies. Hopefully it will help you quickly identify that thing with wings you …

Bee-friendly flowers

Here are some suggestions you might like to grow for your bees. We are looking for a green fingered beekeeper to write a few words on bee friendly flowers if you would like to contribute please get in touch via the contact page. WebBee Here are a few interesting websites you might consider visiting for bee planting …

Status and Trends of European Pollinators

IUCN reports: Nearly one in ten wild bee species face extinction in Europe The first-ever assessment of all European wild bee species shows that 9.2% are threatened with extinction, while 5.2% are considered likely to be threatened in the near future. A total of 56.7% of the species are classified as Data Deficient, as lack …

Bees and the Law

There is presently a discussion about IF bees should be imported into the UK, and what the current requirements are for doing this. The question is also do the current regulations and safeguards protect UK Beekeepers? Here is a collection of information that may help answer questions you may have about Bees and the Law …