Do you have bees in a building?

locate your nearest UKBR bee remover


last year the UKBR received over 1600 enquires, up fourfold on our total for the previous year

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UKBR ethos and background

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The UKBR is a group for those that both participate in the ethical removal of honey bee colonies and for members of the public requiring the assistance of a bee remover to extract an established colony.  The UKBR is committed to improving methods and techniques, through research and development, to help improve bee health and welfare, during and following the removal and relocation of the bee colony.

UKBR facebook group

a friendly forum to allow the general public to locate and engage with their local honey bee removal professional, for UKBR members to showcase case studies and for general discussion

UKBR subscription 2024

take advantage of our annual subscription service, become part of the UK wide 2024 UKBR directory 

last year [ 2023 season ] the UKBR received over 1600 enquires, up fourfold on our total for 2022

locate a UKBR member

do you have feral bees in your building and require the assistance of an ethical bee removal team? UKBR members are located across the UK and can be found using the above button

about the UKBR

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  • June 2020

    our humble beginnings

    UKBR Facebook Group created

  • November 2020

    setting the benchmark

    Publication of the UKBR Bee Removal Code of Practice to set the benchmark for bee removal work and methods 

  • May 2021

    500+ members

    UKBR group continues to grow strongly passing the 500 members milestone

  • September 2021

    UKBR technical forum launched

    continuing to expand, UKBR adds a dedicated forum for UKBR professionals

  • November 2021

    UKBR at Pesttech 2021

    UKBR admin and moderator team at BPCA PestTech in Milton Keynes

  • December 2021

    refining the benchmark

    UKBR Bee Removal Code of Practice updated to raise the benchmark for bee removal work, methods and techniques

  • January 2022

    UKBR becomes a NFPO

    UKBR starts trading officially as a not-for-profit organisation after registering with Companies House in 2021

  • February 2022

    first committee meet

    The inaugural non virtual UKBR committee meeting as a registered NFPO in deepest Cambridgeshire, along with a visit to see a rather special feral honey bee colony.

  • Spring 2022

    1000+ online facebook group members

    UKBR group continues to expand it's coverage

  • April 2022

    UKBR at BBKA Spring Convention 2022

    UKBR committee representing the UKBR at the BBKA Spring Convention. Clive Stewart (COO) spoke as one of the BBKA guest speakers.

  • May 2022

    beginning of the formal UKBR membership rollout

    The UKBR rolls out the next stage in the development of the organisation. In May the UKBR will begin rolling out a formal annual membership for those undertaking humane bee removal work 

  • November 2022

    UKBR at Pesttech 2022

    UKBR admin and moderator team at  PestTech in Milton Keynes.

  • April 2023

    UKBR at BBKA Spring Convention 2023

    UKBR committee representing the UKBR at the BBKA Spring Convention. 

  • November 2023

    UKBR at Pesttech 2023

    UKBR admin and moderator team at  PestTech in Milton Keynes.

  • April 2024

    The UKBR will be attending the BBKA Spring Convention 2024

    Come and meet the committee on Stand A5 at the BBKA Spring Convention, Harper Adams University, Shropshire.  

    BBKA Spring Convention 2024
  • the future

    evolution of the UKBR

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the UKBR admin team

UKBR

UKBR TEAM

The UKBR has a proactive admin team from diverse and varied backgrounds giving the team a wide skillset and knowledge base, including but not limited to beekeeping, bee removal, pest control, building construction, environmental health, listed buildings and traditional building techniques and asbestos and working at heights and HSE legislation.

BBKA [ British Bee Keeping Association ] 


"The BBKA was founded in 1874 and originally brought together some twenty six county beekeeping associations, not to replicate their work, but to be in a stronger position to represent their interests at government level." Currently the BBKA is run as an umbrella to their seventy four Associations.


Please note that the UKBR does not deal with swarm collections, although many of the members do offer this service as they are also registered beekeepers. Please refer to the BBKA swarm collection page and it's swarm collectors map for information and contact details for your nearest swarm collector.