It can be a nightmare of searching and researching to find helpful information about keeping bees.
This list will be updated from time to time as I find useful information on sites.
Essential Beekeeping sites
http://www.bbka.org.uk – The British Beekeepers Association. Best with a membership and login but has some useful information anyway.
nationalbeeunit.com – Beebase – Register your apiaries and hives here and the National Bee Unit will keep you up to date with any outbreaks of disease or pests that might be a risk to your apiaries.
http://surreybees.co.uk – Surrey Bees Training. If you’re in Surrey or within reach of RHS Wisley, you could do worse than contact Surrey Bees for training requirements
http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/index.php – If you’ve thought of a question, chances are it’s been answered here. If not, you can ask and you’ll likely get more answers than you can shake a sticky stick at.
http://beekeepinglikeagirl.com – Useful and informative blog focusing on natural and urban beekeeping
http://www.talkingwithbees.com – A fun beekeepers blog that’s kept up to date and has some interesting info.
PLACES TO BUY STUFF
https://www.bee-equipment.co.uk – Formerly Mann Lake, when Mann Lake decided to put out of the UK it was taken over by employees and renamed. Fantastically helpful staff and pretty much the only place I could find that sell boxes for 8 Frame Langstroth Hives (the size of a Flow Hive)
E H Thorne (Beehives) Ltd – They have almost everything, and there’s a shop in Windsor that’s easily reachable for me so I use them quite regularly
http://www.beekeeping.co.uk – Another useful Beekeeping equipment shop
http://www.trapsandvacs.co.uk – Well made bee vacs for gathering bee colonies in unwanted and difficult to reach locations. Based in the UK
http://www.beehivesupplies.co.uk – Beehive Supplies Store
Hive Plans – Build or buy? Up to you