To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many bee keepers there are in the UK.
13 July 2021
On 6 July 2021, the number of current registered beekeepers on BeeBase is as follows:
England – 39475
Wales – 3706
Scotland – 2883
Northern Ireland - does not use BeeBase
Registration for beekeepers on BeeBase is not compulsory and therefore some beekeepers will choose not to sign up. The number registered, therefore, will be lower than the actual number of beekeepers.