The following Internet Links may be of interest –
Northumbrian Bees Blog.
Ian Jobson’s Blog posts on sharing his passion for bees…….
If you are interested in Honey Production then the Honey Regulations will be of interest to you: Honey Regulations UK
News and Information
The British Beepers Association (BBKA) is our parent organisation and all our members are automatically members of the BBKA. The site provides news, information, education and a discussion forum www.bbka.org.uk
Bee-Craft is a monthly magazine. A very informative website at www.Bee-Craft.com
Dave Cushman was an eminent beekeeper who sadly passed away in 2011. He spent years building a superb website that should teach you everything you need to know. The website is being maintained and updated by his close friends and colleagues. www.dave-cushman.net/bee/newhome.html
The Beekeeping Forum is an independent forum with over 7,000 members.They post on a wide range of topics and there are many experts and professional beekeepers on hand to give advice. Often irreverent, sometimes controversial, always informative. www.beekeepingforum.co.uk
Bees for Development is a charity that promotes sustainable and affordable Beekeeping in poor areas of the world. Thought provoking. www.beesfordevelopment.org
www.beekeeping.com is an index page featuring 130 organisations, equipment suppliers and journals in 36 countries.
The National Bee Unit is part of Fera and conducts essential research relevant to British Beekeepers. You can also register with them to allow you to take advantage of the bee inspection scheme. https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/index.cfm or www.nationalbeeunit.com
Eric Tourneret is an outstanding wildlife photographer who travels the world taking jawdropping photographs. www.thehoneygatherers.com
Equipment and ‘stuff’
Shawn Scrimgeour is a local craftsman who makes excellent Red Cedar hives at very reasonable prices. Take a look at his website. www.thehivemaker.co.uk
Thorne’s are a large and long established provider of just about everything a beekeeper will ever need. www.thorne.co.uk
C Wynne Jones Stock a full range of beekeeping equipment www.beesupplies.co.uk
BBWear are manufacturers of beekeeping clothing www.bbwear.co.uk
Paynes beekeeping equipment www.paynesbeefarm.co.uk
Sherriff Manufacturers of beekeeping clothing www.beesuits.com
Maisemore Apiaries. Bees and Equipment www.bees-online.co.uk
Stamfordham Bees. They sell equipment locally and are very helpful. www.stamfordham.biz
North of England Beekeepers Convention. They organise a beekeepers convention every year around Easter time, with excellent speakers and a big range of trade stands. www.nebees.org