Useful beekeeping websites

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.

Other Blogs 

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

 

Other stuff

Hive Plans – Build or buy?  Up to you