British Beekeeping

British Beekeeping

Introduction

Although beekeeping is a global activity, this site is mainly about British beekeeping.

British beekeepers have the British weather and flora with which to work. This ranges from cold to warm and everything in between! Like all of us, bees aren’t too keen on cold / wet weather.

Some facts and figures

According to various sources there are (all approx.)

  • 274,000 bee hives managed by 44,000 beekeepers; in the past 100 years there has been around a 75% decrease in the number of bee hives; (Sustain)
  • BBKA membership has risen from about 8,500 people in 2008 to more than 24,000 in 2017; (BBC News)