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.
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
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UKBR Facebook Group created
Publication of the UKBR Bee Removal Code of Practice to set the benchmark for bee removal work and methods
UKBR group continues to grow strongly passing the 500 members milestone
continuing to expand, UKBR adds a dedicated forum for UKBR professionals
UKBR admin and moderator team at BPCA PestTech in Milton Keynes
UKBR Bee Removal Code of Practice updated to raise the benchmark for bee removal work, methods and techniques
UKBR starts trading officially as a not-for-profit organisation after registering with Companies House in 2021
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.
UKBR group continues to expand it's coverage
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 - more information to follow
The UKBR has a proactive admin and moderator team from diverse and varied backgrounds giving the team a wide skillset and knowledge base.
Clive's background is both in beekeeping and pest control and runs training programmes in safe removal of established honey bee colonies.
Tim has a background in beekeeping and architecture, specialising in traditional construction techniques, listed buildings and the technical and heritage challenges that they add to bee removals.
"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 it's 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.