Below is a list of helpful free guides for beekeepers. The list is not exclusive and you should always check http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/ for current official advice.
|Asian Hornet ID Sheet, Poster and Monitoring trap. NBU.|
|Bee Base – The National Bee Unit. Register your hives and apiaries here to have free inspections of your bees health as well as warnings of adverse conditions for our bees.|
|Bee develops from egg to adult – National Geographic|
|Common Pests and Diseases of the Adult Honey Bee. NBU.|
|Disease Recognition. NBU.|
|Feeding bees. Welsh Assembly Government.|
Feeding bees – water. NBU.
Feeding bees – sugar. NBU.
Feeding bees – pollen and substitutes. NBU.
|Foulbrood Disease of Honey Bees. NBU|
|Handling and Examining a colony of bees. NBU.|
|Hive records. BBKA Hive record keeping sheet|
|Making increase. Simple Methods of Making Increase. Wally Shaw.|
|Preparing bees for winter. NBU.|
|Spring checks. NBU.|
|Study notes for BBKA Assessments. From the Basic Assessment, through the Modules and Husbandry assessments, everything to help you study and prepare provided by The Mid Buckingshire Beekeepers Association.|
|Swarm control. |
An Apiary Guide to Swarm Control. Wally Shaw.
Swarm control using the Demaree Method. [YouTube] North Herts BKA.
Swarm Control using the Pagden Method. [YouTube] North Herts BKA. (they use two 14×12 hives in the example, but the principle is the same with other hives.)
|Swarm collection. |
Collecting a swarm. BBKA leaflet.
How to Collect a Swarm of Honey Bees. [YouTube] Stewart Spinks.
Swarm Collecting. Dave Cushman’s website. Includes a section on hiving a swarm.
|Varroa. Managing Varroa. NBU.|
|BeeCraft Magazine. You will even find a video here from our own Cris Coulson.|
|Michael Palmer. [Canada]|
|No Nonsense Beekeeping. Black Mountain Honey. Laurence Edwards. [North Wales]|
|Richard Noel. [Brittany]|
|The Norfolk Honey Company. Stewart Spinks.|
|Tom Seeley – Various hosts|