Public institutions and bodies play a crucial role in the preservation of the Honey bee. We support and work with.
National Bee unit is BeeBase, The National Bee Unit (NBU) Delivers the Bee Health Programmes on behalf of Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Welsh Government (WG) in England & Wales. It has been involved in the management and control of bee pests and diseases, along with training and dissemination of information to beekeepers for over 60 years. The current team of 80 people comprises laboratory diagnostics, programme support, research personnel and 60 home-based Bee Inspectors who are managed by the National Bee Inspector (NBI); the head of field inspection services. The NBU is a recognised centre of excellence in the provision of advice and research in bee health and use as a base, the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) Manuals of Standard diagnostic tests for laboratory diagnosis. The NBU also draws on the vast and diverse scientific expertise across Fera Science Limited and more widely with collaborating universities and institutes, both at home and abroad, to achieve the delivery of the bee health
The International Bee Research Association (IBRA) promotes the value of bees by providing information on bee science IBRA is internationally recognised as the world’s primary source and foremost provider of information on bees.
The Bee Farmers Association is the commercial trade association for Bee Farmers.