Resources

Hello Beekeepers!

Here you will find all sorts of information on Bees!

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Bee Friendly Flowers

  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 …

Bees and Education

The BBKA and all local branches fully support children learning about bees, indeed it is important for all of us that they do. So here is a link to the BBKA Bees for Kids pages where you can find out more. Learning about bees is essential for our environment as insects are a good barometer for …

Bees and the Law

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 …

Information on Bees

Bee Anatomy Resources This website’s purpose is to encourage interest in the study of bee anatomy Knowing how bees function requires a knowledge of the arrangement of the internal organ systems. We need to know how they function to understand issues of disease, nutrition, lifespan, aggression, survival, breeding and productivity. Bees’ internal organs have some …

Other Insect Websites

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 …

Pesticides and Bees

Status of pollinating insects

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 …

The Bee Photographer

The Bee Photographer   Image Copyright Eric Tourneret This website has some stunning images of Bees from all over the world, some superb images with fine detail and definitely worth a visit. Eric Tourneret grew up in a village on a mountainside above Annecy a nice city with a lake in the Alps close by …

What is Honey?

What is Honey? “What is honey?” is a question often asked; and the simple answer usually given is something like  “It is a complicated Sugar that the honeybees make and store for food, made from plant nectar.” In reality the answer is much more complex, as the Honeybee has had 100,000 years to develop the way in which the colonies …

What to do if you get stung by a bee!

The following is advice given by various sources and must be taken as simple general advice on what to do in the event of getting stung by a honey bee in the UK. If you have any concerns the best thing to do is contact your local G.P or NHS Choices immediately for proper medical advice from …