External Links

Associations, Suppliers, and other information


There are two independent associations in East Kent and one in Medway:

  • Thanet Beekeeping Association – website
  • Dover and District Beekeeper’s Association – website
  • Medway Beekeepers – website

Suppliers  – (a listing here is not a recommendation)


BeeBase web site The National Bee Unit’s Disease inspections and leaflets etc.
DEFRA Bee health web site of Department for Rural Affairs
Advice, rules and regulation
Bees in Schools
: A web-site for children, teachers, and all who want to pass on the value of bees to the next generation.
Dave Cushman’s web site
An extensive if very personal web site with lots of useful tips and information.

Bees, Wasps & Ants Recording Society
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Bumblebee pages by L. Smith
British bumblebee identification guide
from the Natural history Museum
Bumble Bees of the World
– Natural History Museum
Bumblebee Research – Natural History Museum

Beekeeping Charities

Bees Abroad – reducing poverty in developing countries by training people in apicultural skills

International Bee Research Association – IBRA is a charity working to increase awareness of the vital role of bees in the environment and to encourage the use of bees as wealth creators.