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The Natural Beekeeping Trust aims to promote awareness of sustainable beekeeping which is determined by our understanding of the essential needs of the bees. The NBKT is a key contributor to new directions in apiculture whose work in developing bee-centred, treatment-free, beekeeping has been featured in many national and foreign media. 

The charity takes an unequivocal stance against neonicotinoid pesticides and works  with environmental campaign groups in bringing the risks posed by pesticides, particularly to bees,  to public attention.  Our trustees and associates offer courses, seminars and talks in the UK and abroad and organize bi-annual conferences.  We can be contacted via

We encourage "bee guardianship" - keeping bees for the bees' sake - as well as organic/biodynamic gardening and farming. Our apicentric approach is guided by the wisdom of the bees insofar as we are able to encompass it, and supported by sound science. 

The Natural Beekeeping Trust has no connection with Phil Chandler of Biobees/Friends of the Bees.


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  • The Wonder of Bees

    is the title of a four-part-series of prgrammes on BBC 4 featuring Martha Kearney exploring the multi-faceted phenomenon "Bee", tending her own bees in Suffolk, meeting other beekeepers, talking to scientists and bee enthusiasts of all kinds, and preparing to produce some marvellous wildflower... Read more