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Key Benefits of Signing up to BeeBase

As a beekeeper, if you sign up to BeeBase you can:

  • Request a free apiary visit from your local bee inspector;
  • Be alerted to pest and disease problems in your area. It is very important for you as a beekeeper to sign up to BeeBase as this will ensure that you are included in the NBU's inspection programme. It is important to be able to visit every apiary within an area of confirmed disease, so it is vital to have beekeepers' apiaries logged onto BeeBase, to make sure that no potentially infected and/or at risk colonies from being missed.
  • Have secure access to your own (and only your own) inspection history and apiary information, via the web;
  • Find out about beekeeping training events near you;

For your information:

  • BeeBase is a stand alone system and not connected to any other external database
  • All the information is provided free of charge to beekeepers
  • More than 5,900 new beekeepers have signed up to BeeBase in the last three years.  The increasing number will be beneficial for all beekeepers leading to more effective disease monitoring and control, more opportunities for provision of training and access to information to help you with managing your colonies and an increased awareness among beekeepers regarding bee health. In the long term this will mean an improvement in the health of the national honeybee population as a whole.
  • BeeBase is a secure site running over https
  • All passwords are encrypted