Kent Bee-keepers' Association

How Many Beekeepers

In the UK there are approximately 44,000 beekeepers looking after around 240,000 hives.
They produce 6000 tones of honey per year.
Each hive is worth about £400 to the agricultural economy.
We produce only 20% of the honey we consume - the rest is imported.

All facts for Bee Diseases

Bee Diseases

National Bee Unit (part of the Animal and Plant Health Agency)

Bee Base
https://secure.csl.gov.uk/beebase/
The BeeBase database was constructed in 1991 and made live in 1992. It holds data on all the inspections made by staff of the National Bee Unit (NBU) as well as laboratory samples submitted by beekeepers. The website also provides information on the functional activities of the NBU, legislation, pests and diseases including their recognition and control, interactive maps, current research areas, publications, advisory leaflets and key contacts.