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Bee Diseases Insurance(BDI)

Insurance for notifiable bee diseases

Bee Diseases Insurance Limited(BDI) is a registered friendly society that offers insurance against loss of beekeeping equipment to beekeepers who have had their bees destroyed, or treated by the Bee Inspector, as a result of being infected by a notifiable disease, such as European Foul Brood (EFB) or American Foul Brood (AFB). The company is run by volunteer beekeepers and is regulated as an insurance company by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and supervised by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. Further information about how Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd operates can be found on the website accessed from the button top left.

The scheme is only available to beekeepers in England and Wales whose BKAs are BDI members.

The BDI website gives comprehensive information for beekeepers, local BKAs and BKAs who may wish to investigate joining the scheme.