Other national associations

The Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) is an organisation for the conservation, restoration, study, selection and improvement of native or near-native honeybees of the British Isles . Their web site is here:  BIBBA

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/

The Ulster Beekeepers Association https://www.ubka.org/

The 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.


last page update 24/11/2019