Welcome to the Bee Farmers' Association of the U.K.
Run by bee farmers for bee farmers. The only association to represent the interests of the commercial and semi-commercial bee keepers of the U.K. The slide-show below shows some of the visits and activities we make, members of the association, equipment and processes that we use. Please browse the site for more information about commercial beekeeping and the B.F.A. We recommend you register to gain a fuller experience...
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THE RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER:
How many of us have thought how nice it would be to keep bees for a living?
How many have seen the initial one or two hives escalate into ten, then twenty, then more? Me, for one! After a couple of years in the school beekeeping club, my interest lay dormant until almost twenty-five years ago when my eldest lad, then in his school beekeeping club, asked if he could have a beehive in the garden. Instead of saying “no” I said - in the best tradition of positive parenting, “We need to find out more about it.” We went to an open day at Sparsholt Agricultural College, and that was that. I now run something over one hundred colonies and call myself a bee farmer. Read More...
WHAT SHOULD ALL UK BEEKEEPERS DO?
Register on BeeBase - find definitive information on UK beekeeping at BeeBase - www.thenationalbeeunit.com