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There are many interesting and informative websites about beekeeping.  The list below are just a few you may find useful
Neighbouring Associations

Furness and District Beekeepers Association

Kendal and South Westmorland Beekeepers Association

Lancashire and North West Beekeepers Association

Yorkshire Beekeepers Association

Cumbria Beekeepers Forum


If you Suspect your colonies have foulbrood call the National Bee Unit:

Regional bee inspector - Mark McLoughlin 07500 891425

Seasonal bee inspector - Julia Hoggard 
Mobile No: 07900 394303


To receive disease warnings from the National Bee Unit please ensure that your email and apiary sites are logged and up to date by logging in to your secure bee base account and updating your details - click the link below

Government & National Bodies

British Beekeepers Association

Welsh Beekeepers Association

Scottish Beekeepers

The Federation of Irish Beekeepers

Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association

BeeBase - The National Bee Unit

DEFRA - Bees & Honey


Local Suppliers

Bank Head Bee Supplies ~ agent for Thornes
Bank Head Farm, Newby East, Wetheral, Carlisle, CA4 8RA
Tel: (01228) 573289

Caddon Hives
WBC and National Beehives
Frames, accessories, and beesuits etc
Caddonlands, Millbank Rd, Clovenfords, Galashiels, TD1 3LZ
Tel: (01896) 850249


Other Interesting Links

Enterprising Bee Company - Save the Buzz

Co-operative Bee Plan

Bees for Development

The National Honey Show