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
  • Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancies
    22 September 2022
    The National Bee Unit currently has a Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancies advertised in:
    • Wales: Whole country, but particularly north and Ceredigion.
    • South West: Whole region
    • West: Avon, Staffordshire, Shropshire
    • East: Norfolk, but particularly north
    • North East: Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire
    • North West: Greater Sheffield area (SW Yorkshire, NW Derbyshire)
    • Central: Northamptonshire, North Buckinghamshire, Hampshire
    • South East: Kent, East Sussex

    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 region.
  • Credible sighting of a single Asian hornet near Chelmsford, Essex
    26 August 2022
    National Bee Unit inspectors are carrying out enhanced surveillance near Chelmsford, in response to a compelling report of Asian hornet (Vespa velutina).

    Further information regarding the yellow-legged Asian hornet can be found on Defra's Asian Hornet sightings page and on BeeBase’s Asian hornet page. For media enquiries, please contact the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560

    We ask beekeepers to remain vigilant, record monitoring trap locations on BeeBase by logging in and updating their my apiaries page, report suspected sightings using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android, or the online reporting form.

  • BeeBase Email Outage
    18 August 2022
    During the period Midday 12th August to Midday 17th August, some automated emails from BeeBase will not have been sent. 

    Therefore, if you did not receive an email when expected please re-submit your request. 

    Some systems affected included:
    • Password reset emails
    • Username reminders

    All emails are now being processed as normal