About these notes

The purpose of these notes is to give an overview of legal aspects of various situations which may confront the beekeeper. When we came to Stewkley (Buckinghamshire) in 1971 I unwittingly brought AFB with one of my hives - the local bee inspector stepped in and the problem was soon cleared. Hopefully, you will not be troubled but if you are, then perhaps these notes may offer some direction. However, you must not rely on these notes but instead take legal advice and rely on that advice alone, please as I am a retired lawyer deep in his dotage - and I have no insurance!

Andrew Beer
September 2015

Disclaimer: The material contained in these articles and on this website are provided for general information only and no person should act, or fail to act on the basis of this material but should obtain professional advice. The NSKBA and all persons acting for the NSBKA and or its websites including the author, expressly disclaim liability with respect to anything done or not done in reliance on the content of these articles.

The Association's apiary in North Shropshire


The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire. We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members old and new can gain experience in handling bees.

Our Vision

visionWe encourage and develop
the art and science of bee keeping

visionWe strive to educate
Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support 


The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association - to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping