So you would like to keep Bees

Mansfield District Council will allow keeping bees, providing you have had previous experience (minimum approved bee keeping course certificate) and have a suitable plot. This is because of the health & safety of all other plot holders and local residents. Location of bee hives on our plots are strictly controlled by our management committee. Contact us for further information.


For those of you who have a real desire for beekeeping we have included some useful information to get you started.

The video on the right if followed will give you a very good insight into beekeeping. You can follow the rest of Stewart's video's on 'Youtube'.

The following links will help you obtain the knowledge required to become a beekeeper.


There are many books on beekeeping here are a few of the better ones:

The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping

Beekeeping for Dummies

The Beekeepers Bible

Homegrown Honey Bees

Haynes Bee Manual 

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