Links to Bee infomation

Beebase (National bee unit) Lots information for beekeepers helping with bee health and productivity.

Beekeepers are encouraged to sign up and register their hives. Keeping your colony records on their site up to date helps the NBU monitor and control pests and diseases and provide relevant information, like local disease alerts. 

BIBBA (Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association) "for the conservation, reintroduction, study, selection and improvement of native or near-native honeybees of Britain and Ireland"
 
COLOSS '(Prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes) is an international, non-profit association headquartered in Bern, Switzerland that is focussed on improving the well-being of bees at a global level.'
They are composed of scientific professionals that include researchers, veterinarians, agriculture extension specialists and students. We understand that cooperation and open dialogue are key to better understanding the reasons why bee populations are threatened in today’s world.   BEEBOOK Vols 1 and 2

Dave Cushman's website (A very comprehensive collection of mainly bee related information, now owned and run by Roger Patterson) 


Northern Bee Books "Specialist and publisher of apicultural literature" 

The British Beekeepers Association   Beekeepers National association, promoting the craft of  beekeeping. Lots of useful help and information! If you are a member don't forget to make use of the members section and for those wishing to further their knowledge, the examinations and assessments section lists several "Written and practical examinations in support of the BBKA's desire to educate and set standards for beekeepers"  

The Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects  "The Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex studies honey bees and other social insects"

Understanding Bee Anatomy Fantastic images and videos by Dr Ian Stell, a beekeeper, author and doctor of emergency medicine!

Value added products from Beekeeping Full of detailed 'bee produce' information 

Welsh Beekeepers Association Documents Some interesting books to download (as PDF files)