Links

A links page: the ideal place to share any good web sites you may have found, here are some to have a look at, but as you come across more please let us know at: webmaster@wbka.com

Please remember that just because we may find certain sites useful, you may not agree, and also please don’t take our listing of a site as recommendation or endorsement as to its content.

 

A good place to start is the Nation Bee Unit, otherwise known as BeeBase: http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/

BeeBase is the Animal and Plant Health Agency's (APHA) National Bee Unit website. It is designed for beekeepers and supports Defra, WAG and Scotland's Bee Health Programmes and the Healthy Bees Plan, which set out to protect and sustain our valuable national bee stocks.

 

Welsh Goverment Bee Friendly Initiative action plan for pollinators, list of plants and Wildlife gardening pack. http://www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/Wales-Action-Plan-for-Pollinators

 

For an excellent forum you could try: http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/ Plenty of people happy to advise and generally talk bees.

 

A site with loads of great images and an extensive archive of articles from across the pond is: http://www.honeybeesuite.com/

 

The British Beekeepers Association can be found at: http://www.bbka.org.uk/ The BBKA was set up in 1874 to promote and further the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment.

The Scottish Beekeepers at: http://www.scottishbeekeepers.org.uk/ and Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations: http://www.irishbeekeeping.ie/

 

New Honey in Food Regulations came into force 24th June 2015.

The Regulations are now available on legislation.gov.uk.  A link to the new regulations can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1348/made

The Regulations do the following:

·       consolidates all existing rules on honey in one place

·       clarifies that pollen is not considered an ingredient in honey for the purposes of labelling rules

·       replaces the reference to ‘EC’ by ‘EU’  for the labelling of blended honey (Lisbon Treaty)

·       introduces the use of improvement notices for any breach of the Regulations and the First Tier Tribunal to help resolve disputes.

 

Download the latest Natural Resource Management Bulletin here:  E-Bulletin 22 – June 2015 – English Following introduction of the Bill, the National Assembly has now begun the process of considering the Bill.
So far, as part of the Stage 1 consideration of the general principles of the Bill, the Minister for Natural Resources has provided evidence to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (CLAC) on 1 June and the Environment and Sustainability (E&S) Committee on 24 June.

 

One of the most informative sites based in the UK is Dave Cushman:

http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/newhome.html A major reason why Dave generated the website, which is dedicated to the study of bees, was to educate, both beekeepers and the general public about bees in general and the specific methods used by beekeepers in handling bees as well as the means whereby we can breed "better" bees.

last page update 12/06/2017