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Shopping Address Description
Bee Equipped Brunswood Farm
Brunswood Lane
Bradley
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 1PN
01335 370 567
http://www.beeequipped.co.uk/
General Beekeeping supplies
Bee Hive Supplies Bee Hive Supplies,
Moenek House,
Drakewalls,
Gunnislake,
Cornwall,
PL18 9EL
http://www.beehivesupplies.co.uk/
Specialise in Polystyrene Hives plus General Beekeeping equipment.
Bee Master http://www.bee-master.co.uk/ General Beekeeping supplies
Bees Knees Hives Bees Knees Hives
280 Farnborough Road
Farnborough
Hampshire
GU14 7NQ
Tel: 07590028950
http://www.beeskneeshives.co.uk/index.php
Hive maker.
Specialise in wax impregnating timber of hive timbers and take requests for hives of a particular shape.
Beechwood Bees Beechwood Bees
16 Beechwood Drive
Norwich
NR7 0LP
Tel: 01603 300888
http://www.beechwoodbees.co.uk/
Betterbee http://www.betterbee.com/ General Beekeeping supplies
Brunel Microscopes Ltd Brunel Microscopes Ltd
Unit 2 Vincients Road
Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN14 6NQ
Tel: 01249 462655
http://www.brunelmicroscopes.co.uk/
Microscopes!
Buzzy Bee Shop 20 Rose Avenue,
Horsforth
Leeds
LS18 4QE
07799 674762
http://www.buzzybeeshop.co.uk
Specialise in Queen rearing kit.
Cheshire Hives Cheshire Hives
Customer Services
36 Canal Street
Stockport
SK1 3BZ
01616696241
http://www.cheshirehives.co.uk
General Beekeeping supplies
Cheshire Honey 738 Warrington Road
Birchwood
Warrington
WA3 6AH
0845 6431043
http://www.cheshirehoney.co.uk
General Beekeeping supplies
East Riding Honey &
Beekeeping Supplies
456 Hull Road
Dunswell
Hull
HU6 0AS
Tel: 01482 859324
http://www.eastridinghoney.co.uk/
Genereal Beekeeping Supplies & Bees.
Our local shop.   Use it or lose it.
Highland Bee Supplies Crask
Tordarroch
Farr
Inverness
IV2 6XF
01808 521311
http://www.highlandbeesupplies.com/
General Beekeeping supplies.
Yes there in Scotland.  This is the age of internet shopping.
Maisemore Apiaries Old Road, Maisemore
Gloucester
GL2 8HT
Tel: 01452 700289
http://www.bees-online.co.uk/
General Beekeeping supplies
Modern Beekeeping Modern Beekeeping
Westacott Road
Barnstaple
EX32 8AW
Tel: 0844 888 0573
http://www.modernbeekeeping.co.uk/
General Beekeeping supplies
Specialise in polystyrene hives.
Park Beekeeping Supplies Unit 17
Blackheath Business Estate
78b, Blackheath Hill
London
SE10 8BA
Tel: 020 86949960
http://www.parkbeekeeping.com/
General Beekeeping supplies
Paynes Southdown Bee Farms Ltd Paynes Bee Farm Ltd
Bentley Cottage
Wickham Hill
Hassocks
West Sussex
BN6 9NP
Tel: 01273 843388
http://www.paynesbeefarm.co.uk/store/
General Beekeeping supplies
Peak Hives http://www.peak-hives.co.uk/ Hive manufacturer
Sherriff B.J. Sherriff
Carclew Road
Mylor Downs
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 5UN
http://www.bjsherriff.co.uk/
Accessories & Clothing
Simon The Beekeeper 63 Arnolds crescent
Newbold Verdon
Leicestershire
United Kingdom
LE9 9LW
http://www.simonthebeekeeper.co.uk
General Beekeeping supplies
Stamfordham Bees Stamfordham Bees
S M Jane Lewis
HeughHouse
Heugh
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE18 0NH
Tel: 01661 886219
http://www.stamfordham.biz/
General Beekeeping supplies
Swienty Swienty A/S
Hørtoftvej 16
DK-6400 Sønderborg
Denmark
Tel: 45 7448 6969
http://www.swienty.com/uk/home.asp
General Beekeeping supplies
The Bee Shed The BEESHED
c/o Greenbox Storage
College Road
Swanley
Kent
BR8 7LT
http://shop.beeshed.co.uk
General Beekeeping supplies
Thornes Several addresses & agents throughout UK
Tel: 01673 858555
http://www.thorne.co.uk/
General Beekeeping supplies
Yorkshire Beehives http://yorkshirebeehives.co.uk Local manufacturer of Beehives.
Organisations Address Description
Bees for Development http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/ Supporting the introduction of & improving Beekeeping for economic development.
Bees Abroad http://www.beesabroad.org.uk/ Ditto
Bee Farmers’
Association.
http://www.beefarmers.co.uk/ Surprise!!  It’s the Bee Farmers’ Association
BeeBase https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/ National Bee Unit, UK.
Register, you have no reason not too.
Beedata http://www.beedata.com/index.shtml UK Beekeeping information internet database.
BIBBA
Bee Improvement &
Bee Breeders’ Ass.
http://www.bibba.com/ The organisation reintroducing and promoting the native UK Honey Bee.  Apis Mellifera Mellifera
BBKA
British BeeKeepers’ Ass.
http://www.britishbee.org.uk/ National Association for Britain.  All Associations have some affiliation to the BBKA.
FERA
Food & Environment Research Agency
http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/ UK Food and Environment Research and enforcement agency.
FIBKA
Federation of Irish
Beekeepers’ Ass’s.
http://www.irishbeekeeping.ie/ Easy to read, short and helpful.
IBRA
International Bee
Research Ass.
http://www.ibra.org.uk/ Publishers of nearly everything in Science we presently know about Honey Bees.
If you want to keep at the sharp end of research this is the place.
Rothamsted Research http://www.rothamsted.bbsrc.ac.uk/Research/Centres/home.php Primary agricultural research centre in the UK
The National Honey Show http://www.honeyshow.co.uk/ Go on! Have a guess?
SBKA
Scottish Beekeepers’ Ass.
http://www.scottishbeekeepers.org.uk/ A concise and informative downloads page.
See below.
UBKA
Ulster Beekeepers Ass.
http://www.ubka.org/ Beekeeping in Northern Ireland
WBKA
Welsh Beekeepers’ Ass.
http://www.wbka.com/ Beekeeping in Wales
YBKA
Yorkshire Beekeepers’ Ass.
http://www.yorkshirebeekeepers.org.uk/ Almost a national association & it’s the regional big wig.
Books

Note:  Most equipment suppliers also sell books.

Address Description
Amazon www.amazon.co.uk/ General book retailer
Beesinbooks www.beesinbooks.co.uk/ Beekeeping & Bee
Books
Bookkoob www.bookkoob.co.uk/ Book search
C. Arden – Bookseller www.ardenbooks.co.uk/ Specialist collectable Beekeeping books
Honeyshop www.honeyshop.co.uk/bbno.html
Northern Bee Books www.groovycart.co.uk/cart.php?c=533 If they haven’t got it or can’t get it you’re probably stuffed or going to pay silly money.  But don’t let that put you off.
The Book Depository http://www.bookdepository.co.uk General book retailer.
Information Address Description
Apis Newsletter http://apis.shorturl.com/ On line summary of the US magazine ‘Bee Culture’.
Bee plants http://www.plantswithpurpose.co.uk/plantsforbeekeepers.htm Plants!
BeeBase https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/index.cfm?pageid=167 Important, Essential &
Useful downloads
Beecraft http://www.bee-craft.com/ The Beekeeping magazine for the UK
Beehoo http://www.beehoo.com/ Claims to be the World’s Beekeeping directory
Beekeeping, a history of innovation http://benefitsofhoneyblog.com/beekeeping-innovations/ Erm!  A history of innovation in Beekeeping.
Bumble Bees http://hercules.users.netlink.co.uk/Bee.html Take a wild guess?
Bumble Bees http://www.bumblebee.org/index.html Just about all a layman needs to know about Bumbles
Bumble Bee
Conservation Trust
http://www.bumblebeeconservation.org.uk/ The title says it all.
Dave Cushman http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/newhome.html Very comprehensive technical information site, not totally comp.
Graham’s Bee & Beekeeping FAQs http://www.beeginners.info/ Title says it all.
Scientific Beekeeping http://www.scientificbeekeeping.com/ A short cut to the science of some aspects of modern beekeeping.
Scottish Beekeepers’ Ass.
Downloads page.
SBKA downloads Very useful.
SuperBee Links http://www.stratford-upon-avon.freeserve.co.uk/Links.htm Kicks the pants off this links page.
Over 500 Bee and Beekeeping related links.
Enjoy!
The Hive
Beekeeping Links
beekeepinglinks.co.uk Comprehensive links to Beekeeping stuff.
Useful.
Virtual Beekeeping Gallery http://www.beekeeping.com/_menus_us/index.htm?menu.htm&0 General information in a variety of languages.
Plants Address Description
The BBC Garden presenters site www.sarahraven.com/shop/seeds/perfect-for-pollinators.html
Meadow Seed specialists www.pictorialmeadows.co.uk/
Bee Happy Plants www.beehappyplants.co.uk/
Wild Flower Seed  Mixes www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/seeds/pages/mixture.htm
Bostons Seeds www.bostonseeds.com
Films & Media Address Description
Honeybee Democracy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnnjY823e-w On line lecture by
Thomas Seeley based on his book
Honey Bee on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/European_honey_bee
How to mark a Queen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Sb6J_uY3E&feature=related
How to smoke Bees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZUP6S7HMEw
How to trickle Oxalic Acid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT4hbGhPJes&feature=related
Virgin Queen piping http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_KihPy-s98
Honey Bee life cycle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSk_ev1eZec
Honey Bee dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7ijI-g4jHg&feature=related
Other Address Description
Bees In Art http://beesinart.com/ A collection of artists’ perspectives & works on Bees & Beekeeping
The Bee Photographer
Eric Tourneret
http://www.thehoneygatherers.com/html/ataglance_1.html Stunning photos of Bees & Beekeeping