Website Content and Use

The Bee Farmers Association Limited (and/or individuals, businesses and organisations acting on its behalf) cannot be held responsible for site downtime due to maintenance, host failure or database loss.


All material on this site is copyright © The Bee Farmers Association Limited and/or others who have granted express permission for limited use of material by the association.

You may not download, copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, publish, transmit, transfer, sell, license, display, perform or adapt any information, products or services obtained from this site without express permission of The Bee Farmers Association Limited and/or the copyright holder.

External Links

This site contains links to other websites and to social media. Links to sites operated by parties other than The Bee Farmers Association Limited are provided for your convenience only. The association has no control over and is not responsible for the content on such websites. By offering links, The Bee Farmers Association Limited (and/or those acting on its behalf) is not implying that it endorses anything contained on such websites or has any association with them. The Bee Farmers Association Limited (and/or those acting on its behalf) is not responsible for the terms and conditions, privacy practices or the content of such sites. Please remember that any information that is disclosed through social media may become public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under the association’s control.

Terms of Use

Please abide by the association’s terms of use when using this site.

Use of this site is offered to you on the condition that you accept the terms, conditions and notices contained on this page and on other pages of this site.


You agree to read these terms, conditions and notices carefully before using this site. You may not access or use this site unless you agree to them. By using this site, you acknowledge that you have read the terms, conditions and notices in this agreement and you agree to accept them. The Bee Farmers Association Limited (and/or those acting on its behalf) reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and notices under which this website is offered at any time at its sole discretion.

Unlawful and Prohibited Use

You warrant that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the terms, conditions or notices in this agreement and on this website.

Prohibited Activities

You agree that in the use of this website you will not:

  • transmit any communication or material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, disruptive to the site, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable
  • transmit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation
  • disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the website
  • disrupt or interfere with the operation of the website or any servers or networks connected to the website service
  • violate any applicable local, national or international law
  • collect or store personal data about other users.
Access Restriction

The Bee Farmers Association Limited  (and/or those acting on its behalf) may, at its sole discretion, deny any user access to this website or any portion of the site without notice.


You agree to indemnify and hold The Bee Farmers Association Limited (and/or others acting on its behalf) harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) which arise out of, are connected with, or directly relate to your wrongful or unlawful use of this website or any breach of any representation or warranty made by you in this agreement.

Use of Information

The Bee Farmers Association Limited (and/or those acting on its behalf)  may monitor your use of this website. It may use and disclose any information and material received from you, or collected through your use of the site, for any lawful reason or purpose. For complete information, please see the Privacy Policy.

Use of Messages

By engaging in communication to this website, you grant to The Bee Farmers Association Limited (and/or others acting on its behalf) a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, download, copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, publish, transmit, transfer, sell, license, display, perform, adapt and otherwise exploit such communication in all media now known or hereafter devised. You waive all rights to any claim against The Bee Farmers Association Limited (and/or others acting on its behalf) for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary, privacy, publicity, moral or attribution rights in connection with such communication.

BFA Sales


The prices of products on this website are exclusive to members of the Bee Farmers' Association Limited and for collective benefit. Prices are not to be used to support individual negotiations with suppliers.

Errors in Placing Orders

The purchaser is responsible for ensuring that the correct items are ordered. While the Bee Farmers' Association will assist in rectifying errors, the purchaser is responsible for all costs associated with rectification.

The required size/type of cap for each type of jar is stated in each product description. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to place the order correctly. 

Varroa Treatments

It is a strict condition of sale of licensed varroa control products through this website that products are purchased only by the end user for the treatment of stocks under his/her management. Under no circumstances are products to be resold. 

Placement of an order for a varroa control product is taken as irrevocable implicit acceptance of this condition of sale, which applies to all varroa control products.  

Jar Sales - Supplier Terms and Conditions
  1. The interpretation and performance of the Contract and these Conditions of Sale will be governed by the Law of England, and any disputes shall be referred to the Courts of England.
  2. Quotations, unless specifically advised to the contrary or previously withdrawn shall remain valid for a period not exceeding 30 days from date of issue.
  3. All quotations are issued subject to the Terms and Conditions advised herein, and no additions or modifications of these Terms shall be deemed to have been accepted by The Bee Farmers Association Ltd  (Hereinafter called the Seller) or form part of any Contract between the Buyer/s and the Seller, unless separately agreed by the Seller in writing or specifically and expressly incorporated by the Seller in their official written Form of Acknowledgement.
  4. The Seller reserves the right to refuse acceptance of any order without giving any reason therefor.
  5. These Terms shall automatically take priority over the Buyers Conditions of Purchase and the Buyers act of providing a delivery instruction constitutes an unqualified acceptance of the Sellers Terms and Conditions.
  6. All quotations are issued subject to adjustment resulting from unforeseen escalation in costs.
  7. All Contracts are subject to the Sellers right to suspend or cancel the name in whole or in part, or to delay deliveries without in any case being liable for any loss occasioned thereby in the event of circumstances which are not within the Sellers immediate control including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any failure or delay of any person to supply the goods or component parts therefore or supply the same in suitable condition or to the order of the Seller (whether such failure or delay in a breach of Contract or breach of Duty on the part of such Supplier or otherwise), Force Majeure, Labour disputes of any kind, Fires, Accidents, Breakdown or Plant or Machinery, delay or interruption of Transport, unavailability of Materials or Supplies, War, Rebellion, Hostilities or any Local National Emergency or Compliance with any Order or request of Government or other Public Authority which affects or interferes with Production, Shipment, Transit or Delivery of the goods sold.
    In the event of the Seller exercising its right of Suspension or Cancellation, it shall be relieved from all liabilities in connection with the Contract, unless it otherwise agrees in writing when normal conditions shall prevail.
  8. Except as provided in Section 2 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence), and except for claims made under Part 1 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987, the Seller accepts no responsibility in any circumstances for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising, which the Buyer may sustain in connection with goods supplied by the Seller.
  9. The Seller shall be entitled to Sub-Contract any work relating to the Contract without obtaining the consent of or giving notice to the Buyer.
  10. All orders are subject to seller's approval with respect to credit. Standard payment terms are cash with order.
    Where credit terms other than cash with order are approved the Sellers normal credit formalities will be strictly 14 days nett  account, with payment due 14 days  following the date of invoice. If the payment is not so made in accordance with the agreed Terms, the Seller may without prejudice to any other of its rights under these Terms and Conditions, charge interest on the price then outstanding at the rate of 2% above the current base rate of the Sellers Bank with such interest being calculated on a day to day basis. . The purchaser shall indemnify the seller for any loss incurred by reason of the cancellation of such contracts
  11. In the event of failure to make payment by the due date the Seller shall be entitled to suspend deliveries and by notice in writing to the Buyer to cancel the Contract but without prejudice to any rights which have accrued to the Seller prior to such notice.
  12. Prices quoted are either on a delivered or ex works basis unless otherwise stated, and are exclusive of all taxes duties and impositions.
  13. The Seller shall be entitled without notice to adjust quoted or agreed prices to account for any cost incurred which results from the supply of insufficient information by the Buyer, or due to any change made in specification or their time or method of delivery at the Buyers request. Whilst every effort will be made to maintain prices, these may be varied should there by any increase in existing prices of Materials, Packaging, Transport, Freight, Insurance, Labour charges, Import Duties, Overhead expenses or similar matters.
  14. Pallets and all other returnable packaging shall at all times remain the property of the Seller or of any Hirer as the case may be. The Buyer shall pay the Seller a deposit of such amount as shall be the Sellers ruling rate as at the time of dispatch. Pallets shall be returned by the Buyer in minimum quantities from time to time approved by the Seller, and in good condition not later than three months after delivery whereupon the Seller will refund the pallet deposit. Pallets lost, destroyed, transferred or used in any way inconsistent with the Seller or Hirer's ownership will be charged in full.
  15. The Seller shall be entitled to make a handling charge against the Buyer in respect of the receipt, handling and storage of packaging materials belonging to the Buyer or his Agent. The Seller takes no responsibility for and does not insure a Buyers Property (including Glass Containers, Pallets, Decorating, Labelling or Packaging Materials, Moulds, Tools or Designs) and accepts no liability for Loss, Destruction, Deterioration, Wastage of such property) however and whenever occurring. Nor is the Seller liable for imperfect work or other loss or damage arising out of any defect in or the unsuitability of any material or property supplied.
    The Buyer shall indemnify the Seller against all Claims, Costs or Damages or any other liability whatsoever arising from any Claim which arises from such defects or unsuitability.
    Delivery of Buyers packaging is accepted only following prior agreement.
  16. Failure by the Seller to exercise or delay in exercising any right or power under these Conditions shall not operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right power or privilege preclude any other or future exercise thereof.
  17. The Sellers rights and powers under these Conditions are in addition to and not a substitute for any other rights or powers conferred by law or equity.
  18. For the purpose of these Conditions, goods shall be deemed to have been delivered on arrival (prior to unloading) at the place where the Buyer or his Agent has instructed that they be delivered or, in the case of goods collected by or on behalf of the Buyer when goods are loaded on the transport vehicle. The risk in the goods shall pass to the Buyer on the delivery of the goods to the Buyer, its Agent or Carrier. Although the Seller will make reasonable efforts to effect delivery in accordance with pre-arranged dates, such dates are estimates and time shall NOT be of the essence. Delivery dates and times are dependent on the Buyer providing such information and facilities as are required by the Seller to perform the Contract. No liability will be accepted by the Seller for any damage or loss whether arising directly or indirectly out of delay in delivery and whether in respect of the whole or part of the goods ordered nor for any consequential loss however arising.
  19. Failure to meet given dates will not constitute a reason for the Buyer to cancel the Contract, delay payment of any sums outstanding to the Seller or refuse deliveries of the finished product. Each delivery shall be considered a separate transaction to which these Terms apply, and any failure in one delivery shall not affect the due performance of the Contract with regard to deliveries.
  20. If the Buyer fails to take delivery in accordance with the Contract, the Seller reserves the right to cancel the Contract and recover from the Buyer any loss incurred. The Seller may postpone or cancel (the whole or instalments) until any amounts owing are paid whether due under the Contract or otherwise howsoever, but without prejudice to any other claim or remedy which the Seller may have against the Buyer in respect thereof or in respect of consequential non completion of the Contract.
  21. Any complaints of damage or short delivery must be made to both the Carrier, on delivery and the Seller within 24 hours of delivery or purported delivery, along with photographic evidence The buyer shall not receipt to carrier "in good condition" but shall give a receipt according to the facts
  22. Unless otherwise expressly provided in writing by the Seller, delivery of a shortage or a surplus (whether in respect of the Contract or Order as a whole) not exceeding ten percent and charged pro rata shall be deemed due execution of the Contract or Order or relevant part thereof by the Seller. The Buyer shall immediately following delivery inform the Seller of any such variation.
  23. Unless specifically contracted with the BFA and the relevant Manufacturer, we cannot guarantee ongoing supply of a particular container even if regular and accurate forecasts have been submitted.
  24. All non conformance issues must be reported to the Seller without delay, supplying samples to allow the Seller to commence procedure to investigate. It is the buyers responsibility to keep records of relevant pallet ticket documentation for traceability purposes.
  25. Moulds, Tools or other specialised or ancillary equipment made or purchased for the Buyers Order may be chargeable to the Buyer in whole or in part for payment prior to the commencement of manufacture or may at the discretion of the Seller be amortised over the agreed call off period against mutually agreed minimum quantities. The Seller reserves the right in the case of amortisation defined previously to Invoice the Buyer in full for such residual Mould life resulting from failure to achieve the agreed quantities within the specified period. All such equipment so produced or purchased for the Buyers Order whether at the request of the Buyer or not and whether the Buyer pays in full or in part thereof shall remain the property of the Seller.
  26. The Seller reserves the right to invoice all goods held by them or on their behalf for the benefit of the Buyer after a period of twelve weeks, and in turn will subsequently charge such rate of storage as may be the Sellers ruling rate at that time.
  27. All Drawings, Descriptive Matter, Weights, Dimensions and Shipping or other Specifications submitted with quotations and the Descriptions and Illustrations contained in the Sellers Catalogues, Pamphlets and Price Lists are approximate and explanatory only, being intended merely to present a general idea of the goods described therein. Their use shall not in any circumstances constitute or be deemed to constitute Sale by Description.
  28. The showing of a sample to the Buyer and its inspection by them shall not thereby constitute a Sale of Sample.
  29. If the Buyer fails to make payment by the date under the Contract or under any Contract with the Seller or its Subsidiaries or commits any act of Bankruptcy or makes any Composition or Agreement with Creditors or being Limited Company goes into Liquidation or suffers the appointment of Receive of its undertaking property or assets or a part thereof or commits any act of Bankruptcy or is insolvent, then without prejudice to any other rights available to the Seller, the Seller may rescind this and any other Contract or Order with the Buyer or alternatively may suspend or cancel delivery of any goods.
  30. In the event of the Seller accepting any request from the Buyer for cancellation, suspension or amendment of the Order then the Buyer shall be liable for any Loss, Damage or Cost (including loss of profit) incurred by the Seller arising from such cancellation, suspension or amendment.
  31. The Seller shall retain title to the goods supplied until full payment has been received by the Seller for all such goods supplied to the Buyer at any time, and the Buyer will not pledge, charge or otherwise encumber the goods until payment has been made, but shall otherwise be at liberty to sell the goods in the ordinary course of the business provided that the proceeds of any such sale shall belong to the Seller and the Buyer shall account to the Seller thereof on demand.
  32. The Seller may by notice in writing forthwith revoke the Buyers power of sale if the Buyer defaults in payment of any such sum due to the Seller for the Sellers goods and such sum remains outstanding for more than fourteen days after the date provided therein for payment or on the occurrence of any event or commencement of any process affecting or likely to affect the Buyers ability to make payment in full for or to the return to the Seller its goods or otherwise to perform its obligations hereunder.
  33. Upon determination of the Buyers power of sale hereunder, the Seller shall be entitled to enter upon the premises of the Buyer for the purpose of removing its goods. The Buyer shall at the same time pay to the Seller the entire proceeds of sale of any goods in respect of which payment has not otherwise been made to the Seller.
  34. The Seller accepts no liability for goods deemed unsuitable for any particular purpose or for use in any particular conditions, even if it knows of such purpose to use and accordingly the Buyer must rely on its own judgement as to suitability and must satisfy itself that the goods comply with Local Regulations and Laws.
  35. The Seller advises that all glass packaging supplied is to be washed or rinsed prior to being filled to eradicate any contaminates. The Seller accepts no liability for goods deemed unsuitable if the product supplied is not cleaned prior to fill.
BFA Merchandise

Branded clothing is available through a link to a third party website. The terms and conditions of the supplier apply to all purchases of branded clothing made through that website. These terms and conditions can be viewed via the home page of that website.

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