The Central Association of Bee-Keepers Blog


Small Thieves.

Insect pollination is a trade-off. An insect in search of nectar will seek it in the flowers of insect-pollinated plant. At each visit, the insect’s typically furry body will pick up some pollen grains...


Insulation vs Ventilation?

The long-running debate among beekeepers about whether insulation or ventilation is a more important consideration when preparing hives for winter may be nearing an end, judging by this pre-print [1] Those in favour of...



A new web-based initiative between the BBKA, the National Farmers Union & the Crop Protection Association to enable beekeepers to be alerted of crop spraying activities in their area. It’s currently in the pilot stage...