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AA Labels

Specialists in producing, designing and printing labels – it's all about labels!

AALabels manufacture plain and printed self adhesive labels for a wide variety of uses. Labels can be ordered in various paper types, colours, quality of paper and in quantities ranging from 25 sheets upwards.

Labels for Honey Jars

The British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA), registered charity 212025, was founded in 1874 and today it represents, at national level, the interests of 24,000 amateur beekeeper members and the 3 billion honey bees they care for when pollination activity is at its peak

Bee Diseases Insurance Limited (BDI) is a registered friendly society that offers insurance against loss of beekeeping equipment to beekeepers in England and Wales, who have had their bees destroyed or treated by the Bee Inspector as a result of being infected by a notifiable disease. The company is regulated as an insurance company by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and supervised by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority.


Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Defra's bee health programme is designed to control the spread of notifiable diseases and pests of honey bees and to identify and manage the risk associated with new pests and diseases that may be introduced into the UK, thus helping to maintain a healthy population of kept honey bees for the pollination of agricultural and horticultural crops and wild plants, and the production of honey and wax.

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs runs a programme dedicated to Bee Health


The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera)

Responsible for the Government's bee health policy in England and in particular, the implementation of the Healthy Bees Plan. Fera's National Bee Unit (NBU) delivers the bee health programme in England and in Wales (on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government).

National Bee Unit (NBU)

The NBU provides an integrated programme of apiary inspections, diagnostics, research and development and training and advice which are provided by a team of bee scientists and experienced practical beekeepers. The NBU also provides specialist advice and technical consultancy services on bee health to other government departments, beekeepers and industry. For further details of the NBU's functions and activities download the NBU Brochure.

The National Bee Unit is the home of the web based database of beekeepers in England and Wales.

Click here to register on Beebase to receive free information sheets and notification of bee diseases in your area.

International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations - Apimondia - Exists to promote scientific, ecological, social and economic apicultural development in all countries and the cooperation of beekeepers' associations, scientific bodies and of individuals involved in apiculture worldwide. Apimondia also aims to put into practice every initiative that can contribute to improving apiculture practice and to rendering the obtained products profitable. A major objective is to facilitate the exchange of information and discussions. This is done by organising congresses, conferences and seminars where beekeepers, scientist, honey-traders and legislators meet to listen discuss and learn from one another.

Central Association of Bee-Keepers

Registered educational charity whose objectives are to promote and further the craft of beekeeping. By organising lectures and producing publications, the association enables beekeepers, bee scientists and others interested in bees to keep in touch with the latest research and ideas about bees and related topics. Acting as a bridge between the beekeeper and the scientist.

Bee Farmers' Association of the UK

Run by bee farmers for bee farmers. Represents the interests of the commercial and semi-commercial bee keepers of the UK.

Bee Improvement & Bee Breeders' Association (BIBBA)

Membership of BIBBA is open to those who are interested in producing high quality native and near-native honey bees.

Publishes Bee Improvement magazine that is packed with information.

Holds conferences, sometimes in conjunction with other beekeeping organisations, where well known speakers talk on different aspects of beekeeping, with the emphasis on bee breeding and improvement.

Arranges events including lectures, field days, and workshops, which may cover such subjects as morphometric techniques, queen rearing, and colony behavioural characteristics.

Encourages groups of beekeepers to work together on bee selection and breeding in their own area.

International Bee Research Association (IBRA)

IBRA promotes the value of bees by providing information on bee science and beekeeping worldwide. A not-for-profit organisation founded in 1949.

The Ultimate Guide to Beekeeping

This link provides an useful set of intruction for beekeepers both new and experienced. It is unusual in that it is part of a Flower selling site but the content is exteremly good


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