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  • Thursday, April 02, 2020 10:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    PlanBee intends to guide potential beekeepers on how to start a lucrative business based on their own needs and background.

    The questionnaire was prepared to better understand your needs in order to provide you the best support possible. It will  take no more than 15 minutes to answer the questions.

    Thank you very much for your time and effort!

    Complete the Survey Here

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

    Dr Adele McCormick from the University of Westminster demonstrates how to wash your hands.

    Watch the Video Here

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 20:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bee Craft and COVID-19

    update on details of Bee Craft’s position in relation to the current situation.

    As a company which operates on a virtual basis, it is business as usual within the company itself. Our key suppliers for printing and distribution of the magazine have plans in place which will enable subscribers to receive hard copies of each monthly issue as they would normally, along with access to digital formats. 

    The editorial team is always grateful for contributions from readers – letters, photographs, or feature articles. Please continue to get in touch with any potential items for publication. 

    Classified advertisements can be placed online through the Bee Craft website (

    The Bee Craft online shop ( continues to operate as normal regarding orders for books and other purchases.

    Readers are advised to keep an eye on the latest government guidance for beekeepers, available at 

    Should there be any change to Bee Craft’s services, updates will be provided. 

    Alex Ellis
    Chief Executive Officer
    Bee Craft

  • Friday, March 27, 2020 10:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

    Find Out Here

    The UK government is advising us to stay two metres apart - but what does that look like?

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 19:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Defra, Scottish Government and the Welsh Government ask us to be responsible and to ensure that we continue good beekeeping practices whilst observing the Government guidelines on 

    Read the Bee Base Advice Here 


    Government Guidance on COVID-19 Here

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 22:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 13:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Many of you have asked for videos of the lectures you would have seen at the Spring Convention. BBKA is grateful to both the C.B.Dennis Trust and the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers for generous sponsorship of all three recordings below.  These have been provided by Professor Tom Seeley, of Cornell University, who was to have been a speaker at the Convention. We hope you enjoy them!   

    Watch Them Here

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 13:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From a Facebook post by the SBA

    'We are currently in consultation with the Scottish Government and Science Advisers to ascertain the implications of lockdown for beekeepers who have to travel to manage to their hives. We hope to have their guidance and advice soon and will share this with you as soon as we receive it. Please take care of yourselves and stay home as much as possible.'

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 13:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From a Facebook post by Thorne

    All our shops, Windsor, Newburgh, Stockbridge, Devon and Rand are closed from immediate effect. We are still sending orders out using a skeleton workforce. Thank you.

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