The Natural Beekeeping Trust promotes 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's work is carried out entirely by volunteers. We are confident that our beekeeping approach of "giving to the bees" as opposed to "taking from the bees" is an appropriate and necessary response to the situation in which pollinators, in particular honeybees, find themselves today. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer to further our work.
The NBKT takes an unequivocal stance on 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 encourage "bee guardianship" - keeping bees for the bees' sake - and advocate 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.
In the area around Forest Row, Sussex, please contact either: Heidi Herrmann: 07895-107318, Peter Brown 07803 932283. Rachel Hanney 0774 7793775 or Heidi Herrmann: 07895-107318
For Surrey and South Essex please contact Chris Cook on 07847 393182 or 01306 500067
For West Oxfordshire and East Gloucestershire please contact Gareth John 07766-461440