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Beekeeping

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 27159, tabled on 5 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many bee keepers there are in the UK.

Answered on

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.