Britain's Bees Deserve to Buzz On

The Movement to Protect Britain's native bees 


Working with Native Bees is better than with imports

The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) discourages the importation of queen bees and colonies from outside the UK. 

Buy bees from local beekeepers and check that the local beekeeper doesn't import bees.

Local Bees do better than imports

Locally adapted strains of honey bee consistently performed better


Find your local Native Bee Group

Join the Bee Improvement and

Bee Breeders Association( BIBBA)

to find local groups working on local bees. 

Connect with other Beekeepers

Connect with other local and native beekeepers through the British Native Black Bee Breeders Group UK (Apis mellifera mellifera) on Facebook


Choose local native Bees for your colony 


How to help

Donate to the B4 Project 1% for the Planet not for profit partner through Patagonia Action Works. Help with funds for research and public installations at Eden Projects and other public conservation institutions.

Join the British Beekeepers Association

Join the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) and find local groups working on local bees


The B4 Project is on a mission to save the U.K.’s native Dark Honeybee.

This page is created and maintained

by the  B4 Project