Beekeeping Basics

There are several hundred thousand colonies of honey bees across the UK. These are managed by beekeepers either on a large-scale professional basis or, more often, in smaller-scale hobbyist apiaries. Honey bees are not only of value to beekeepers and consumers because of the honey they produce; the services that honey bees provide as key pollinators of both commercial crops and of natural landscapes are of far greater significance. Beekeeping is therefore an important craft, and beekeepers need access to good training and advice to help them maintain their valuable honey bee stocks. BeeBase can help you find answers to the following frequently asked questions about beekeeping: