Recommended Links

Societies

Government

  • National Bee Unit: The part of the Animal and Plant Health Agency which supports commercial and amateur beekeepers.
  • FERA Science: Provides support and advice on agro-chemicals, veterinary medicines, nutrition, and disease.
  • BeeConnected: Aims to keep beekeepers notified when a neighbouring farmer is applying insecticides to their crops

Training and Examinations

General Beekeeping Information

  • Dave Cushman: A huge resource that is considered by many to be the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative beekeeping website.
  • Pollen Gallery: A lovely gallery of photographs of pollen with useful identification information from Northumbrian Bees.

Discussion Groups

Research

  • Scientific Beekeeping: An excellent site run by Randy Oliver presenting his research on bees and beekeeping.
  • Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects: LASI (part of the University of Sussex) studies the honey bee and other social insects addressing both applied and basic questions.
  • COLOSS: An international, non-profit association focused on improving the well-being of bees at a global level.
  • International Bee Research Association: IBRA promotes the value of bees by providing information on bee science and beekeeping word-wide.
  • Apimondia: Many of the papers presented at their bi-annual conferences are available.

Videos

  • Frame Assembly: A step by step demonstration of frame making by Jim Vivian-Gfiffiths.
  • Tom Seeley: Various talks by one of the world’s leading experts on bees and their behaviour
  • Skep Heathland Beekeeping: A fascinating film following a German skep beekeeper in 1978.