You can find a great variety of beekeeping videos on the internet. Here are some that we like.

If you have found any particularly good ones, please let us know about them.


A Basic Honey Bee Colony Inspection By David and Marjorie Blower

A Basic Colony Inspection


Lighting A Smoker By David Bonner


Hive Tools - Choice and Use By David Bonner


Render Wax From Brood And Super Frames By David Bonner


Filtering Wax After Rendering From Frames By David Bonner


Boiling Brood And Super Frames By David Bonner


Fitting Fresh Foundation Into Clean/Boiled Frames By David Bonner


Filtering / Straining Honey By David Bonner


Jarring Runny Honey By David Bonner



Seeding Honey To Make Soft Set By David Bonner



Queen Rearing In A Queenright Colony By David Bonner



Preparing A Nosema Slide By David Bonner



Freshening Stale Foundation By David Bonner



Making A Frame  From Flat Pack By David Bonner



Filtering Wax For Candles, Polish, Lotions etc. By David Bonner



Making Candles By David Bonner




Beebase News Web feed
  • Asian hornet confirmed in the Ascot area of Berkshire
    08 October 2021
    A beekeeper in the Ascot area of Berkshire filmed live insects near a hive, photographed a dead Vespa velutina and reported the sighting using the using the ‘Asian hornet Watch' app.

    Further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page of BeeBase and on Defra's news page. Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560
  • Implementation Plan Published
    04 October 2021
    A new implementation plan has been published which sets out how Defra and the Welsh Government will work together with stakeholders to deliver the Healthy Bees Plan 2030 to improve honey bee health and husbandry in England & Wales.

    More than fifty actions have been developed in partnership with industry and stakeholders for beekeepers, bee farmers, bee associations and government to work on together, to protect honey bees from a variety of pests, diseases and environmental threats over the next 10 years.

    Healthy Bees Plan 2030 Implementation 

    Healthy Bees Plan 2030 Implementation - Welsh Version

  • Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancy
    23 September 2021
    The National Bee Unit currently has a Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancy advertised in:

    •  East England: Norfolk.
    •  North West England: West Yorkshire.
    •  North East Wales: Flintshire, Denbighshire & Wrexham.
    •  Mid-South Wales: Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil.

    If you are interested in applying for these jobs, full details can be found on Civil Service Jobs 

    If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Regional Bee Inspector for the area.