Welcome to the Bee Farmers Association – The Voice of Professional Beekeeping
The BFA is the largest contract pollinator in the UK and our members are responsible for virtually all the migratory pollination. They are responsible for the majority of the UK honey sold in bulk to honey packers and to larger retailers. Full membership requires more than 40 hives. Some of our members have more than 2000 hives. BFA members adhere to a code of conduct - unique among beekeeping associations. The BFA is affiliated to the National Farmers' Union and the Honey (Packers) Association.
10th December 2013 - Pollination Service The BFA administers the National Pollination Service (NPS). The service brings together growers in need of crop pollination and professional beekeepers. Check out the "Pollination" page for details of the service, Terms and Conditions and an order form.
5th November 2013 - Join the BFA. The "Join" page of the BFA website is active.
4th November 2013 Launches New Website This is our new website. It is under construction with new features being added on a regular basis. Please come back again soon.
31st October 2013 BFA Launches Apprentice Scheme
There is a skills shortage and an ageing profile in the industry. The knowledge exists in our industry and we must tap into it before it is too late. This apprenticeship scheme is designed to do just that.’
The BFA believes the best way to recruit and train new entrants into the industry is through the development of an ‘in house’ apprenticeship scheme. Read the full story in the News tab or click HERE
26th September 2013 BFA Novel Research Looks To Reverse The Decline Of The Beekeeping Sector
Honeybees may soon be able to communicate their poor health to beekeepers as a result of major new research which looks set to transform the practice of beekeeping and halt the worrying decline of the sector in Europe. Read the full story in the News tab or click HERE