National Bee Unit (NBU) aka Bee Base
Register your hive:
It’s really important to register your hives as it helps manage the spread of pests & diseases. If there is an outbreak of disease in your local area and you are not registered, your local association and inspector won’t know to alert you and your colony could become vulnerable. Vice versa, if you have disease in your hive and don’t report it, you put other beekeepers colonies at risk.
Registering your hive also provides information as to how many colonies are being kept within the UK, to give a clearer idea of the impact of beekeeping on increasing the bee population.
Find your local bee inspector:
Your local bee inspector must be notified of certain pests & diseases, if suffered by your colony and can assist you on how to manage them. Your local beekeeper may also pay you a visit if there has been an outbreak of a particular pest or disease in your area, to check the health of your colony.
British Beekeepers Association (BBKA)
Find your local swarm collector.
With the link below, you will find the information needed to identify if you have a honey bee swarm (rather than bumble bees, wasps etc.)
If you have identified your swarm to be honey bees, scroll near the bottom of the page and put in your postcode. This will then give you the contact details for your local swarm collector, who will happily come and remove the swarm and give them a lovely new home.
Become a member of your local beekeepers association.
Becoming a member of your local association allows you to connect with members of the beekeeping community near you and find out bee-related events happening near you. Membership includes insurance relating to beekeeping work (ask your local association for more details).