Good sources of information:
http://www.dave-cushman.net (Lots and lots of useful info)
Hive plans: http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/ (Be careful what you click on – there are lots of big ‘Download’ buttons that take you to affiliated PDF software….but you just want to plans, otherwise a good resource).
Beebase: http://www.defra.gov.uk/fera (Essential information about bee diseases)
British Beekeers Association: http://www.bbka.org.uk/
Yorkshire Beekeepers: http://www.ybka.org.uk/
Suppliers – please note this list is just help you get started – there are dozens of other suppliers and SBKA recommends you shop around. SBKA members can also join in a bulk purchase scheme which is run periodically according to demand.
http://www.bees-online.co.uk (Maisemore Apriaries – a big UK supplier of beekeeping equipment)
http://www.thorne.co.uk (Thorne – another big UK supplier)
http://www.apibee.co.uk (Suits – 15% discount for Sheffield members)
http://www.simonthebeekeeper.co.uk (smokers. hive tools)
http://www.beesuitscheap.co.uk (suits and smokers)
http://www.rich-field.co.uk/pages/beehives.html (local joinery company based in Rotherham producing good value hives and components)
http://www.peak-hives.co.uk “Hand crafted hives made in the Peak District using locally sourced materials.”
http://www.caddon-hives.uk (Father and son operation selling hives from the Scottish borders).
http://www.thebeeshop.co.uk (For cheap beekeeping suits).
http://www.bjsherriff.co.uk (For beekeeping suits)
Bradford Beekeepers online shop
packagebeesuk.com 5% discount for Sheffield members
beenucsforsale.com 5% discount for Sheffield members
Apitrader – “Apitrader is a FREE Ads website for beekeepers and associations, there are no fees or commissions”